Belle - Battered Codependent

By now no one will be surprised when I say that I’m not a huge fan of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Some might see Belle as a redeeming character because she is smart and loves to read. She is, after all, bright enough to tell Gaston, the…
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Real Sex, Take 35

According to the Center for Disease Control teen pregnancy rates "significantly" increased in 26 states in 2006, (it takes 3 years to get the latest statistics even with the Internet?) One new study has found a link between sex on television…
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Cheerleading: Limiting or Empowering?

The Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood issued its first TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award to the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Barbie. “When you combine two classic symbols of gendered stereotypes – the Dallas…
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PunditMom Radio Show

Click here to listen to my half-hour interview with PunditMom, Joanne Bamberger. We spoke about body image, princess culture, creating media and health. The Girl Revolution on BlogTalk Radio.
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Fit Girl Series: Accept Your Body

You can never, ever, not-in-a-million years, love and accept yourself from the couch. If feelings were math "accepting your body" is a mathematical impossibility if you are not in touch with and caring for your body. It's not only ineffective,…
By Leola Dublin Growing up, I used to love those Virginia Slims magazine ads that featured pictures of women from the 19th and early 20th centuries juxtaposed with saucy looking modern women smoking cigarettes. I grew up in a smoke-free home,…

Amelia Bloomer Awards

Check out this year's Amelia Bloomer List - a list of books that are great for girls.