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Bus Radio Dies By Parental Activism

I love the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood because they illustrate perfectly that parental and consumer activism works. After CCFC's three-year campaign. BusRadio - the company that planned to "take targeted student marketing to the…
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FCC Slams Bus Radio - Finally

What really pissed me off about conservative "outrage" about the President of the United States giving a speech to motivate students to stay in school is conservative in-authenticity and duplicity. The thing is, there really are inappropriate…
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Ad Literacy for Kids

There's an article, Ad Literacy 101 on Babble, about five recommendations for parents to teach their children about advertising. I know I use many of these methods in everyday life with my kids. I'll give a brief recap and explain how I use…
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Glamour Shot

She looks like . . . . Me. It's not me, it's a model named Lizzie Miller. But, she looks like a normal woman. One I might encounter anywhere, including in my mirror. I gasped when I saw it. In a good way. I'm not sure why I would prefer to…
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Bored with Being Incensed

Noah Cyrus, Miley's nine-year-old sister was photographed on a stripper pole with her friends at a night club before the Teen Choice Awards. Read that story on Dlisted. Also in the Dlisted story is a new teen pop group titled The Lolitas.…
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Gender Advertising

Can I just say Dirty Vagina is one marketing tactic too many women fall for. (Really, I just wanted to say Dirty Vagina for my Discovery Click if they ever come here.) But, serious, no wonder women sometimes feel like crap about themselves. Thanks…

Packaging Girlhood Review

Review written by Leola Dublin Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes should actually be subtitled A Blueprint for Deprogramming Your Daughters. The authors are academics, - developmental psychologists, actually…
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Tell FCC to Ban BusRadio

From Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood: Three years ago, a newly formed company called BusRadio brazenly announced their intention to "take student-targeted marketing to the next level." Their plan? Install "free" radio equipment on…