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PTC To Issue Report On Teen Objectification On TV

Parents Television Council will issue a report Wednesday on the sexualization and objectification of teen girls on TV.
That is according to a note from the group, which says the study will show the "pervasiveness" of the trend. The content analysis seeks to record how frequently teen girls are objectified as sex objects, in what context, and that those teens' response is in the shows.

Scheduled to participate in a conference call announcing the study is Nicole Clark, former model and director of the film Cover Girl Culture about the effect on young girls is of the focus on super-thin models and the fashion industry's image of a "perfect" body.

"Whether it's a teen-targeted program on TV or a GQ photo shoot of the Glee cast, teen girls (and actresses portraying teen girls) are being coaxed into believing that their value is based on their sex appeal," said a PTC spokesperson.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.