Emilee Bell


Excellent, Intermediate, Sexism, Sexism in Mass Media, Juvenile Literature, social history, media

Document Type

Book Review


This cool, level-headed book lays a solid foundation for a first look at sexism for young readers. Harris wields her JD and PhD and presents straightforward, research-backed facts about the history, trends, and changes of sexism in today’s media. Point by point, Harris spotlights how athletes, politicians, models, actors, journalists, and musicians endure pointed sexism in media and society simply for being female. Women and girls are also sexualized in media content, and exploited to sell products, services, and brands.