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The Fat Fight

Robin Marantz Henig and Jess Zimmerman (of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty Fame) wrote a piece about bodies, fat and the mother-daughter relationship. It pushed about every button I have. I've been in an internal debate with myself ever…
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Brick Walls

There appear to be a great many still-existing Brick Walls in front of girls and women. Take this article Guys Still Hog Role of Intellectual Heavy Weight, which examines my professional frustrations. My own Brick Wall is generally in the…
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CCFC Guide to Commercial-Free Holidays

Ainsley's Christmas List this year is simply a list of every commercial she saw inside an hour. No joke. If your child's Letter-to-Santa reads like this, download Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhoods' Holiday Guide.

The Girl Revolution On Oprah

Oprah's last season is next year, 2010-2011. That means I only have 18 months to get my book, The Girl Revolution published and featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. 18 months. Pray. Send Good Vibes. Call in Favors. Conjure Miracles. Attract…

Fight About "Becky"

When I asked a teenager what started a recent vicious girl-fight at the high school, she said one girl called another girl "Becky." She didn't want to tell me why it was bad to be called Becky. So I Googled it and up came these lovely lyrics…

Eye Contact

In The Way of Boys: Raising Healthy Boys in a Challenging and Complex World, Anthony Rao, Ph.D. cautions parents and educators to stop treating young boyhood as an illness. One of the interesting things Rao says is that young boys do not…
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Televised Violence Against Women Increases 120%

The following is a press release issued by Parents Television Council at parentstv.org. I'm printing the release in its entirety because the information is so important. In a new special report, the Parents Television Council found that storylines…

Female Economy

Harvard Business has a fascinating and super-exciting PDF about the female impact on the economy. Check it out in The Female Economy. Maybe its our turn . . . As a market, women represent an opportunity bigger than China and India combined.…