Is Miley Teaching Your Daughter How to Be a Woman?

Interesting new study in the Journal of Children and Media: Female pop singers have a huge influence on how girls think about their feminine identity and sexuality, particularly girls ages 9-11. Not surprising, I guess, but it's worth noting that they report feeling "torn" between the "imperative" of "innocence and purity" vs "beauty and seduction." They were working that conflict out in their bedrooms, with friends, in public and "especially on the school playground." Thanks to Yalda Uhls for alerting me to this one.