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Interview with Shaping Youth Director

This is an interview with Amy Jussel, the Founder & Executive Director of Shaping Youth, a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium dealing with media and marketing's impact on kids. The interview was conducted by a student. Using the tactics of industry…
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Perfect Ass

Ainsley, do not borrow shorts with words on the booty ever again. Is it possible that some parents don't understand how a word puzzle works? I can't think of any other reason they would let a little girl wear shorts that say Perfect Ass.
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Letter to B.K. about Butt Rap

After seeing the Kid's Meal commercial recently issued by Burger King tying Butt Rap, Booty Dancing and Sponge Bob Square Pants together in the Psyche of America one of The Girl Revolution readers took action. To Whom it May Concern: The first…
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Girls Talk Sex on Oprah

Following last week's show and talking to your kids about sex and the whole vibrator thing - I think America was somewhat shocked that it had you know. . . . gone this far. Do girls masturbate? Well, yes Gail King, they do. And some of us…
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OMG! Controversial Laura Berman Touts Vibrators for Teens!

Oh My Gosh! Did anyone catch the Oprah on How to Have the Sex Talk yesterday? Dr. Laura Berman, the beautiful and non-threatening sex therapist and author of Real Sex for Real Women, walked us through a very nice and forthright conversation…
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F.U. B. K.

This would be funny on Saturday Night Live or John Stewart. As actual marketing targeted to children its disrespectful and inappropriate. Parents can effectively fight this kind of nonsense. Write a protest letter to Nickolodean, Sponge…

Link Sluts. Really?

I just saw this in "professional" marketing material for an upcoming book directed to women who want to work at home. "BTW, we're sluts for links so if you have a spot on your web site or blog, please feel free to send us a little link-love." REALLY?…
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Empowering Girls: Top 10 Posts in 2008

1. Pro-Ana Suicides 2. Roloffs & Gosselins 3. I Hate Sarah Palin! 4. Tone Turtle 5. Bikini Waxing Tweens & Early Puberty 6. Empowering Girls: 2 Girls 1 Finger - Parents Should Know 7. Lourdes Bashing 8. Empowering Girls: Girl…
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Barbie Hijacked Feminism

Barbie hijacked "Feminism" and used a poor defenseless little girl and Amy Poehler to do it. Oh, well, she did kill The Bratz and I'll be forever grateful. My kids do enjoy her laptop and the pink VW Bug and the singing High School Musical Dolls,…
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Barbie Kicks Bratz ASS!

Ding Dong The Bratz are dead! Barbie killed the whole pack! Bratz Dolls will no longer be sold after this Christmas season because they infringe on a copyright Barbie (Mattel) happens to own, so sayeth The Court. Carter Bryant, in typical…
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Thank God There Was No Facebook

Survey: Teens Sharing Nude Images Online, a clip from The Today Show on a survey released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Cosmogirl.com reports, "22 percent of all teen girls — and 11 percent of teen girls…
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Body Competence vs. Body Talk

(photo courtesy: Shaping Youth) The more I use my body the better I feel about it. The less active I am, the worse I feel about my body. There is a definite cause and effect relationship. My feelings follow my actions. No matter how much…