Media and Clothing Market Influence on Adolescent Girls: Warnings for Parents
As young girls seek to assert their own identities, they are inclined to look to women they admire in pursuit of lifestyles to mimic. Confronted with ambiguous age boundaries and bombarded with popular cultural icons, a sexual pandemic is spreading as fashions trickle down into their closets and cultures (Cook, 2004, p. 210). Fueled by influential media and an overly provocative clothing market, today’s young females are rocketing into adult behaviors at young ages, and multiple risks are along for the ride.
Hawkes, Katie; Coyne, Sarah; and Duncan, Stephen F., "Media and Clothing Market Influence on Adolescent Girls: Warnings for Parents" (2019). Forever Families. 86.