Girls taught to value sex over achievement and intelligence

TEENAGE girls would rather be sexy than clever, according to a new book which blames celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears for the phenomenon.Carol Platt Liebau, a leading political commentator in the US and the first female managing editor of Harvard Law Review, warned young women were being taught to believe “sexy” equates to empowered.The author said “promiscuity and sexual aggression” were now being seen as the only way to achieve admiration.

And she suggested girls now competed for attention based on how much they were sexually willing to do for boys.

Women’s groups last night also warned that the sexualisation of young girls was making them increasingly vulnerable.

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