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.

PunditMom Blogtalk Radio

Mark your calendars. You don't want to miss Tracee Sioux of The Girl Revolution on PunditMom's Blogtalk Radio Show on next Tues., Feb. 17.
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Fit Girl Series - Friends, Strangers With Candy

Ainsley's in the other room reading to her brother and my husband and I are having a consultation with her doctor. And I'm hearing myself say this, I don't understand how this could be happening. This doesn't make any sense. We're doing most…
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Fit Girl Series - Comparing Children

My husband and I are sitting in the doctor's office and we've done the math - Ainsley is officially "overweight." Her BMI is over 19. Not by much, but over. I'm trying to wrap my brain around how this could happen and what it means. Like…
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Sweet Sasha & Marvelous Malia Dolls

By Leola Dublin Someone had to be the first to attempt to capitalize on our collective fascination with the First Daughters, and the Ty Corporation has that dubious honor. Ty is responsible for the Beanie Baby craze and the questionable…