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Dear Pres. - Make the Media Stop Sexualizing Kids

Dear Mr. President: As the nation celebrates the first Mother’s and Father’s Days since your inauguration, we appeal to you as a fellow parent to help us protect our children from an onslaught of marketing that undermines good parenting and…

Sex & Violence in Advertising

This story ran last week without photographs (sorry BB Mama). The photographs are imperative to the story, so I'm rerunning it. Visit Black Belt Mama's Blog. I need to first make something very clear. I've never burned a bra (they cost too…
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Shaping Youth Director, Part II

This is a continuation of the interview with Shaping Youth Director Amy Jussel. Read Part I if you missed it. Using the tactics of industry insiders, Shaping Youth is embedding innovative programs that promote healthier, positive values by…
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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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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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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…

Wash My Brain Out With Soap

My husband and I declared date night and thought it would be an extra-special treat to spring for dinner and a movie. We couldn't even remember the last time we went to a movie together. We didn't have many choices, so I caved to Watchmen.…
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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…
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Pro-Girl Book Part 11, The Perfect You

It's been my pleasure to share Ainsley, Perfect You with The Girl Revolution readers. You may have different ideas about religion or God or the nature of the Universe. You may have alternative views about education. Your child will have…
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Pro-Girl Book Part 10, Good for Self Esteem

"Boogie Shaka Saka" was a phrase she made up and said over and over and over for about a year. She wanted to name the Baby "Boogie Shaka Saka" when I was pregnant. Fortunately, we prevailed and named him Zackary Elliott Cole instead. Here's…
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Pro-Girl Book Part 9, Meaningful Message

Here's the rest of Ainsley, Perfect You: Steal This Christmas Gift Please, Pro-Girl Book Part 1 Pro-Girl Book Part 2 Pro-Girl Book Part 3 Pro-Girl Book Part 4 Pro-Girl Book Part 5 Pro-Girl Book Part 6 Pro-Girl Book Part 7 Pro-Girl…
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Pro-Girl Book Part 8, Girl Protagonists

Pages from Ainsley, Perfect You, a book I wrote for my daughter. Steal This Christmas Gift Please, Pro-Girl Book Part 1 Pro-Girl Book Part 2 Pro-Girl Book Part 3 Pro-Girl Book Part 4 Pro-Girl Book Part 5 Pro-Girl Book Part 6 Pro-Girl…