Diane Levin on Talk to Tara. March 1, 2009.

PBS Parents. "Protecting Children from a Sexualized Childhood" by Diane Levin. January 5, 2009

UrbanBaby. "Sexy Backtrack." August 27, 2008.

MSNBC.com. "Too Young? Preteen Girls get Leg, Bikini Waxes" by Vidya Rao. August 13, 2008.

US News and World Reports. "Too Sexy, Too Soon: Combating the Sexualization of Childhood" by Nancy Shute. August 11, 2008.

US News and World Reports. "6 Ways to Prep Your Kids for an Oversexed World" by Nancy Shute. August 11, 2008.

ABCNews.com. “Teen Glam: 'Mom, I Have to Get a Manicure and My Hair Done' More Beauty Salons Target Teens, but How Young Is Too Young?" by Ann-Marie Dorning. April 9, 2008.

Suite 101.com. Claudia M. Lenart. “Sexualized Culture Hurts Girls: Girls Need Protection from Message to Be Sexy Too Soon." September 13, 2007.

MSNBC.com. Growing Up Healthy Column. Victoria Clayton-Alexander. Young girls going to Spa parties and doing adult primping things. August 2007.

MSNBC.com. Sally Wadyka. “Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy?" April 2007.


Fox News “Weekend Live.” Interviewed about So Sexy So Soon. August 17, 2008

ABC “Good Morning America NOW.” Interviewed about So Sexy So Soon. August 7, 2008

NBC “Today Show.” Interviewed about So Sexy So Soon. August 6, 2008 (Q&A transcript)

CBC TV “News Sunday Night.” [Canada] Interviewed about the Miley-Cyrus-Vanity Fair Magazine photo. May 4, 2008.

UTV. 6 PM News. April 25, 2008 [Belfast, N. Ireland]

Cambridge CTV. "Girl TV & Talk." March 5, 2008.

NECN (New England Cable News). Mont Fennel. On the release of hyperviolent “Manhunt 2” video. October 2007.

CNBC. “On the Money.” Government (FTC’s) role in regulating marketing of junk food to children. August 2007.

NECN (New England Cable News). “Wired.” Elizabeth Hayden. Hour-long call-in show on marketing junk food to children. August 2007.

CNBC's Power Lunch. Webkinz Craze. May 2007.

Discovery News. Tracy Staedter. “Soda Bottle of the Future?” September 6, 2006.


WABC-AM (New York). "Religion on the Line." So Sexy So Soon. September 14, 2008.

"Real Life, Real Talk" with Tiffany Card. So Sexy So Soon. September 10, 2008. Click here to listen.

WCBM-AM (Phoenix, MD). "Turing the Tide" with Maggie Pascal. So Sexy So Soon. September 7, 2008. Click here to listen.

KNRY-FM (Monterey, CA). "Divorced Fathers Radio Network." So Sexy So Soon. September 5, 2008.

KDKA- (Pittsburgh, PA). "Morning News." So Sexy So Soon. September 4, 2008.

KBKS-FM (Seattle). So Sexy So Soon. August 31, 2008.

Dublin's 98 (Ireland). "The Inbox." So Sexy So Soon. August 28, 2008.

"Culture Shocks" with Barry Lynn. So Sexy Soon Soon. August 21, 2008. Click here to listen.

KKFI-FM (Kansas City). “Tangents With Val” with Valerie Bal. So Sexy So Soon. August 21, 2008.

KKHT-FM (Houston). “The What's Up Show” with Terry Lowry. So Sexy So Soon. August 15, 2008.

Wisconsin Public Radio. Kathleen Dunn. Morning Show. So Sexy So Soon. August 8, 2008.

Talk at Ten. WFOB—Fostoria, Ohio. Leonard Skonecki. Radio interview on the sexualization of childhood. June 6, 2008.

BBC Radio Ulster. “Talk Back.” Interviewed about So Sexy So Soon. April 25, 2008 [Belfast, N. Ireland]

URadio 105. Frank Mitchell Show. Interviewed about So Sexy So Soon. April 25, 2008 [Belfast, N. Ireland]

How Are the Children? Radio Show. Mary Rothchild. Brattleboro, VT. [WVEW-LP 107.7 FM Brattleboro Community Radio]. March 23, 2008.

WTIC Radio (Hartford, CT). Ray and Diane Morning Show. “So Sexy So Soon” related to presentation on same topic to be given in Hartford the same evening. October 2007.

KMOX, St. Louis. “Bratz doll” movie. August 2007.

Frugal Yankee Radio Show. Garen Daily. Doll play and sexualization of girls. August 2007.

CKLW (Windsor, Ontario & Detroit). Melanie Devoe Show. Marketing to Children study. August 2007.

Wisconsin Public Radio. Kathleen Dunn. Morning Show. Marketing to children and the landmark Kellogg settlement on reducing their marketing of junk food to children, May 2007.

CBC Radio (Canadian Broadcasting). “Cross Country Checkup.” Need to protect children from and regulate media violence. January 2007.

Connecticut Public Radio [WNPR]. Faith Middleton Show on Sex and Tweens, December 19, 2006.

WBAL Radio. Dave Dollan Show on Electronic toys. Baltimore, MD, December 12, 2006.

KSCO Radio. Lorraine Prucell. “The Family You Want” Show on media violence.” Santa Cruz, CA. December, 2006.

CBS Network Radio. Emmitt Stanley. Study in Pediatrics about junk food advertising on TV directed at young children. October 2006.

National Public Radio. Talk of the Nation. “Media, Sex and Talking to Tweens” on August 7, 2006.

All Things Considered. National Public Radio. “Tweens and Media: What’s Too Adult?” August 1, 2006.


Philadelphia Inquirer. "Barbie at 50: Still giving them something to talk about." by Amy S. Rosenberg. March 9, 2009.

Boston Globe. "Forever Young." by Joseph P. Kahn. March 5, 2009.

U.S. News & World Report. "Television and Adolescent Depression." by Nancy Shute. February 3, 3009.

Palm Beach Post. "How to Dress like an Obama Girl." by Amy Royster. January 25, 2009.

National Post. "Tarting up chastity" by Matthew Coutts. December 30, 2008

Boston Globe. "MBTA slammed over ‘Porno’ ads" by Christine McConville. October 10, 2008.

Atlanta Parent. "What's the Right Age" by Tali Toland. September, 2008.

NEA Today. “Lolita in the Classroom: Girlhood Isn’t What It Used to Be, and that Means Teaching Girls Isn’t Either” by Cynthia Kopkowski. March 2008.

Palm Beach Post. “Sexualization of Young Girls Can Spark Insecurity, Perfectionism, Experts Say” by Christina DeNardo. March 26, 2008.

Boston Globe. “Parental Guidance Suggested: Matt Damon’s Mom Studies the Effect of Media Violence on Children” by Barbara Meltz. April 1, 2008.

USA Today. “Trouble in Toy Land” by Laura Vanderkam. December 26, 2007.

Jewish Ledger. “Educator and author worries that girls are ‘so sexy so young’” by Natalie Pollack, October 30, 2007.

Kansas City Star. James A. Fussell. “’Hot’ for Halloween; Costumes have Gone from Girlish and Ghoulish to Racy and Revealing.” October 3, 2007.

Washington Post. Marc Allan. “Not Missing a Beat: Disney Dynamo Stages a Summertime Encore” (about the release of “High School Musical 2”). August 12, 2007.

Associated Press. Lindsey Tanner, Medical Reporter. “McDonald’s Marketing Tricks Tots’ Taste Buds: In Test of Identical Foods, Kids Said Even Carrots Labeled" by Chain Were Best.” August 6, 2007.

Wondertime Magazine. Lauri Grotstein. Problem Solving Deficit Disorder vs. Toddler’s Creative Play with Toilet Paper. July 2007.

Boston Globe. Barbara Meltz. “Heavy TV Viewing Under 2 Is Found: Ignoring Risks, Parents Cite ‘Educational’ Value." May 27, 2007.

Glamour Magazine. Rebecca Webber. “Let’s Stop Teaching Preschoolers to Be Sexy." May 2007.

Associated Press. Meghan Barr. “Webkinz's plush creatures take on e-lives.” April 4, 2007.

Washington Post. Stacy Steiner. “Goodbye to Girlhood: As Pop Culture Targets Ever Younger Girls, Psychologists Worry about a Premature Focus on Sex and Appearance,” February 20, 2007.

San Francisco Chronicle. Reyhan Harmanci. “Cultural Shift: Little girls, sexy dolls -- toy industry markets to 'Kids Growing Older Younger'.” December 11, 2006.

USA Today. Bruce Horowitz. “Six Strategies Marketers Use to Get Kids to Want Stuff.” November 22, 2006.

Associated Press. Martha Irvine. “’Tweens’ are fast becoming the new teens.” November 22, 2006.

Associated Press. Carla Johnson. “Study: Advertisements for High-Fat Foods Permeate TV Targeting Toddlers.” October 3, 2006.

Toledo Blade. Roberta de Boer. “If Clothes Make the Man, What about Girls?”, August 15, 2006.

New York Daily News. “Cute, Pink, Fuzzy - and Toxic to Little Girls” by Lenore Skenazy. August 13, 2006.

Nick Jr. Magazine. Sherri Lerner. Article on parents’ common questions and concerns about pretend/imaginative play. July, 2006.

Denver Post. Jenny Deam. “Sexy Styles Beckon Little Girls.” June 18, 2006.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Holstering Pretend Weapons: Worried Parents Take Aim at Play, Media Influence” by Sharon Miller Cindrich. June 9, 2006.

Christian Science Monitor. “Have the Heirs of Barbie Hit the Limit for Risque Dolls?” by Sarah Miller Llana. May 26, 2006.

New York Daily News. “All Dolled Up and No Place to Go” by Lenore Skenazy. May 25, 2006.

Belfast Telegraph. “Superheroes Shot Down by Experts” by Kathryn Torney. March 10, 2006.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Kids Aaren’t the Only Ones Playing Video and Computer Games” by Karen MacPherson. January 27, 2006.


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