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Self-Objectification and Low Self-Esteem

We all know how objectification works, some men see women as an object for their sexual pleasure. But, what happens when girls and women begin to see themselves as an object for men's sexual pleasure? The Association for the American Psychological…
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Self-Loathing Sin Bank

Vacation Rerunby Tracee SiouxI am going to put a self-loathing sin piggy-bank (pardon the pun) on my kitchen table.Naomi Wolf has a great quote which is taped on my bathroom mirror, "The mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates…
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My Face/Her Face

by Tracee Sioux I am deeply struck by this photograph which I found on About Face, a non-profit company which combats negative images of women in the media. Without taking a right or wrong stance about plastic surgery, this photograph of a mother…

It's The Climb

Love this song. Love this message.

Smoking is PG-13

Have you met Just Margaret? She's a New England Mom and I thought she poses an interesting question - why are we being selective about what habits will be bad for kids? Perhaps because we have resigned ourselves to being non-smokers but we don't…
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Body Image Activists Blog

There's a brand new group blog about body image: we are the REAL deal. We are Body Image Activists. Fatties, skinnies, and disordered eaters who want every girl to feel beautiful and strong. Muscle chicks and plus-size fashionistas, yoginis,…

BFF Attachment

My daughter is madly attached to her best friend. Madly attached. The other day her mother offered me her social security number so I can file her on my taxes. That's how often she is over. She has dinner with us several nights a week, lunch…
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Makeover Madness

Surely, you've been to Reign of the Girl Child? Today there is a great story about the message to teens and preteens that a Makeover Makes Everything Better. (It's exactly the same message given to these girls' moms too isn't it?) It's an old…