S-P-A-R-K Women on the Map

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SPARK began with a phone call, with a deep wish to raise awareness about the sexualization of girls; a problem that is so pervasive it seems 'normal.'

SPARK began with a phone call, with a deep wish to raise awareness about the sexualization of girls; a problem that is so pervasive it seems ‘normal.’

Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, and Knowledge

SPARK, started by two academics, Dr. Deborah Tolman and Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, have researched girl’s development from childhood to adolescence and adolescent girl’s sexuality.

How did SPARK begin?

SPARK began after the American Psychological Report written by the task force of Sexualization of Girls recommended the need to raise awareness about the sexualization of girls. ¬†Following the APA’s recommendation, Dr. Tolman organized a summit of grass-roots activists and researchers to raise awareness. ¬†Dr. Brown meanwhile built a coalition of progressive girl-serving organizations to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media.

SPARK’s objective is to work against the sexualization of women to generate more advocates of healthy sexuality.

Check out the latest project SPARK has been up to…Putting Women on the Map!


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