7/24/2014

A new study from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that in 2013 the percentage of female teens shown in sexy attire or with bare skin in the top-grossing films dropped, a reversal from 2009-2012 when the percentage was on the rise. "Teen female hypersexualization decreased by around 17% in 2013 from a high in 2012. What this reveals more than anything is that the trends we observe are not always stable. The numbers can change," said USC Annenberg Professor Stacy Smith, the study's author.

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