The Rampant Sexualization of America's Children

By Dr. Keith Ablow, FOX News - March 12, 2013

Ashley Benson, 23, knows what sells to America's 12-year-old girls: sex, including threesomes. Together with Seventeen magazine, the actress is promoting her new movie "Spring Breakers" on the magazine's cover, despite the fact that the movie is being hyped elsewhere for its steamy sex scene between Benson, actress Vanessa Hudgens, 24, and actor James Franco. The movie is rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence.  Seventeen targets an audience of females, aged 12 to 19.

There is a psychological sea change occurring in American culture, wherein girls shy of their teenage years are now exposed to erotic imagery and storylines, routinely.  

The sexualization of children is a runaway train"”and they are being brought aboard. 

Just think about Abercrombie & Fitch marketing padded bikini tops to 8-year-olds and Vogue magazine's sexually provocative photo shoot with Thylane Blondeau, then just 10-years-old. 

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