By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
PULLMAN, Wash. – Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies.
Stacey J.T. Hust, associate professor in WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Human Development, talked with more than 100 young people from across Washington state in focus groups about media and their romantic and sexual relationships. Hust and Rodgers also conducted in-depth interviews with 16 individuals.
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