Sexualisation and Body Image
A Qualitative Study of Children, Young People and 'Sexting': 2012 report from the London School of Economics, prepared for the NSPCC.
Body Image - We are more than what we look like: A report from the Advisory Group on Health Body Image for Young People, co-chaired by the Mental Health Foundation, which was tasked by the Scottish Government with undertaking a six month review to understand more about body image and how it can affect young people’s mental health.
Breaking Boundaries? Sexual Consent in the Jury Room: 2006 research article by Emily Finch and Vanessa Munro, interrogating how concepts of freedom, capacity and reasonableness are interpreted in the courtroom.
Click: Website and resources of a partnership of organisations, working together to provide support to any woman selling sex in any way through online outreach and one-to-one specialist support in locations across Scotland.
Healthy Social Media: Website and resources from a working group of academics, psychologists and body image activists on body image, eating disorders and social media.
“I Might Get Your Heart Racing in My Skin-Tight Jeans”: Sexualization on Music Entertainment Television: 2013 research article by Laura Vandenbosch, Dorien Vervloessem and Steve Eggermont exploring the culture of sexualising the (female) body in music entertainment TV.
Inside Outside: Coordinated and supported by the Encompass Network, this project amplifies the voices of women who are, or have been, involved in the sex industry in Scotland.
Is a Healthy Social Media Possible?: Blog post by Petya Eckler for Gender Equal Media Scotland, discussing how we can keep a positive mind-set about our bodies online and offline.
Nudes4Sale: 2020 BBC documentary on the rise of OnlyFans.
Revenge Porn Helpline: Website, resources and helpline for victims of revenge porn.
Television Situation Comedies: Female Weight, Male Negative Comments, and Audience Reactions: 2000 research article by Gregory Fouts and Kimberley Burggraf that carries out a content analysis of 18 prime-time American TV shows, looking specifically at the representation and reception of female characters' bodies.
The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: 2010 research article by Temple Northrup and Carol Liebler that interrogates beauty ideals on the Disney and Nickelodeon channels.
The Importance of a (Man's) Name: Blog post by Melody House reflecting on the Blasey Ford - Kavanaugh hearing a year on.
The Backlash against #MeToo in Online Humour: Blog post by Maja Brandt Andreasen discussing three key characteristics of the #MeToo backlash: ‘himpathy’ towards perpetrators, victim blaming, and reconceptualising sexual violence as sex, in the context of online humour.
The Role of the Media in Body Image Concerns among Women: 2008 research article that analyses if exposure to media images depicting the thin-ideal body is related to body image concerns for women.
Weighing Women Down: 2013 research article by Laura Willis and Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick that interrogates messages on weight loss and body shaping in the editorial content of popular women's health and fitness magazines.
YWCA Scotland - Young Woman Lead: 2018-19 report from YWCA Scotland, which emphasises the impact of body image on participation in sport.