[sek-shoo-uh-lahyz or, esp. British, seks-yoo-]
Also especially British, sex·u·al·ise.
Origin of sexualize
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Examples from the Web for sexualization
But America the Beautiful III: The Sexualization of Our Youth is by far the most personal of my documentary films.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth
November 30, 2014
The double standard of sexualization is hypocritical at best and ineffectively vindictive at worse.Full Frontal Disney: Feminism's Nudity Double Standard
August 20, 2014
The manufacturing and sexualization of young starlets is a particularly obvious example of this unavoidable reality.Lana Del Rey and the Fault in Our ‘Feminist’ Stars
June 11, 2014
To some degree, the sexualization of young girls is mainstream in Japan.Japan's Kiddie Porn Empire: Bye-Bye?
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
June 3, 2014
Bates agrees, but said she finds that the sexualization of actresses overshadows any other noteworthy traits.Everyday Sexism Creator Laura Bates on Helping Women Speak Out
April 9, 2013
- to make or become sexual or sexually aware
- to give or acquire sexual associations
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Word Origin and History for sexualization
1872, noun of action from sexualize.
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