Hypersexualization

Breach of trust: unmasking the incest advocates

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article focuses on father daughter incest and the issues surrounding the question of incest. Outlines the distinction between intimacy and sexuality. Highlights the power of language within the issue, sexualization of girls, the industry of pornography, the law.  

Sexy girls: too much too soon?

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Translated Title: 
Des filles trop sexy, trop tôt?
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Lyba Spring
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Explores the issue of hypersexualization (also knowns as "sexualization") of young girls. Examines the evidence about hypersexualization's effects on girls and their sexual development. Discusses whether or not there is cause for alarm about marketing practices that target young girls with sexually suggestive images and products. Suggests how parents can deal with possible negative effects of these practices on their children.

A review of the literature on intergenerational trauma, mental health, violence against women, addictions and homelessness among Aboriginal women of the north

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Analyse documentaire sur les traumatismes intergénérationnels, la santé mentale, la violence contre les femmes, les dépendances et l’itinérance parmi les femmes autochtones du Nord
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Online
Author: 
Ghislaine Goudreau, with support from Joey-Lynn Wabie, Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement project (NOWSOPE) Project Director
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON and Sudbury, ON

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the literature on prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and shelters and services.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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