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Jessica Bolanos
1301 RWS
Assignment #6
Annotated Bibliography
Brown, Jane D. and Keller, Sarah N. (2000). Can the Mass Media Be Healthy Sex Educators?
Family Planning Perspectives, 32, 255-256.
Brown and Keller argue that actually educating teens about mass media would
help them more than censoring the material. Teens who build independent
opinions are less likely to fall under these typical influences. Brown and Keller
think that with the right resources and education society can trust teens to make
safe sex choices.
Brown, Jane D. (2002). Mass Media Influences on Sexuality. The Journal of Sex Research, 39,
Brown’s journal entry connects issues evolving teen sex and sexuality with mass
media including music, internet and television. This author explains that through
the advancing technology, teens of younger ages are being exposed to it, which
lead to unsafe sexual choices. Young teens and children take in what they see and
learn from and media is not a healthy way to teach them.
Ferguson, Olivia & Haugen M., Hayley. (2010). Is childhood becoming too sexualized?
Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press.
This book discusses how harmful it is for young girls and boys to be sexualized at
a young age. Ferguson and Haugen explain how media plays an important part in


the development, parents should also be held accountable. This also counteracts
with feministic references as well as the opposing opinions about how teens being
promiscuous is not a big deal.
Horn, Royal V. (2002). Sex, Potato Chips, and Media Literacy. The Phi Delta Kappan.
84, 10-11.
Horn evaluates reason of media influence such as using an example of Brittany
Spears eating something as harmless as a potato chip and it becoming
promiscuous. Commercials, advertisement and other form of media can seem
harmless but in reality anything can be sexualized. Music videos involving
sexualized women can give young girls the “OK” thinking those actions are
acceptable in society.
Kelly, Deirdre M. (2006). Frame Work: Helping Youth Counter Their Misrepresentations in
Media. Canadian Journal of Education, 29, 27-48.
Kelly encourages special attention on the subject of sex and the media. This entry
explains how adults should take the time to explain to teens how media is
misrepresented instead of censoring the world around them. Kelly wishes to move
forward with special classes or better ways to teach children about sex rather than
be afraid of the situation and avoid it.
Ross, Karen (Ed.). (2012). The handbook of gender,sex and media. Retrieved from


In this online book Ross explain how mass media influences young teens to
become more sexualized. Now a day media exposes sexual outlets to young teens


such as access to online pornography or even magazines encouraging girls to be
more desirable to boys. Magazines that are accessible to teens and children are
what ultimately temps them to explore their sexuality in a way that society may
seem as unacceptable.
Snyder-Hall, Claire R. (2008). What Is Third‐Wave Feminism? A New Directions Essay. Signs,
34, 175-196.
In this essay the author sheds some light to the topic of third wave feminism and
how woman have become more independent and confident in their sexuality. This
explains who these women are and how they are different from the first and
second wave of feminism. Women amongst the second wave of feminism were
conservative which is now looked down upon by women of that generation.

Snyder-Hall, Claire R. (2010). Third-Wave Feminism and the Defense of "Choice". Perspectives
On Politics, 8, 255-261.
In this journal entry Snyder-Hall briefly focuses on feministic viewpoints about
sexuality and choice. Subjects about the three waves of feminism explain female
sexuality in order for the audience to have a bit of understanding about gender
roles and how female standards have changed over time. The third wave of
feminism is an outcome of mothers rebelling to be independent rather than young
girls rebelling against society.
Unknown (2014, October 17). Victimhood, Revisited. The Chronicle of Higher Education, p.


This article is in regards of a rape that was inflicted on a female student who was
attending Scripps College. Faculty of this college as well as other students believe
that this assault was due to the celebrity domestic violence scandal that recently
was released to the public. The person of this article argues that rape is rape, it is
an attack regardless of the media.
Wells, Ken R. (Eds.). (2006). Teenage sexuality: opposing viewpoints. Farmington Hills, MI:
Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale.
Wells gives the reader opposing views to the topic of teenage sexuality. Subjects
such as peer pressure, modern day media and even sex education are questioned if
these issues should be discussed with young teens rather than subjecting them to
certain knowledge.
Wells gives the possibility that adults within the education system and or parents
may have responsibility of the negative outcome of teen sexuality.