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10 Antidotes to Self-Objectification & Sexualization of Girls

Self Objectification occurs when girls believe the media and cultural messages that tells her she exists for male sexual entertainment. Sexualization of Girls is what the media and cultural messages designed to make her believe that her purpose…
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Guest Post: Jeanne

Please welcome Jeanne from Jeanne's Endo Blog as today's guest blogger. Jeanne is the mother of one daughter and lives on the East Coast. She is also a women's health advocate, running a support group and a blog about endometriosis. Visit Blog…

Empowering Girls: Consuming Kids

What's the #1 thing we should teach our kids? Marketing Resistance. They're really gonna need it.

Empowering Girls: Sexualization of Infants

Participate in this writing exercise by finishing this sentence: People should not buy high heels for infant girls because . . . The company, Heelarious, thinks dressing infant girls in their first high heels "is hilarious." I think…
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Empowering Girls: Taekwondo Orange Belt

Ainsley passed her test for her Taekwondo Orange Belt on Saturday. Of about 25 people testing for various levels of belt, there were four girls. She was the only girl her age and in her belt category.I was extraordinarily proud of her. We witnessed…
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Empowering Girls: Teen Sex Opera Pop Up

This is Gossip Girl's new ad campaign. The only action I took was to open my email - And I am confronted with images of undressed teenagers in sexual positions. The pop up was strategically placed over my check mail buttons so I had no choice…
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Empowering Girls: Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood Summit

Because I was unable to attend the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood's Sixth Annual Summit in Boston I have invited a guest poster to fill us in. Lisa Ray, founder of Parents for Ethical Marketing and author of Corporate Babysitter…
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Empowering Girls: Girl is a 4 Letter Word

I write the word Girl a lot on this blog. Tragically, Google and Amazon's robots interpret the word "girl" to be synonymous with "porn". I've stopped using various advertising programs from both companies because of ads for buying a Mexican…

Empowering Girls: MissBimbo.com

A new Internet game marketed to little girls called Miss Bimbo asks girls to compete to have the "hottest, coolest, most famous bimbo in the whole world" encourages them to "do anything" to win including pop diet pills and buy breast implants.…
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Empowering Girls: Short Skirts

Are there shorts under your dress? Why do I always have to wear shorts? Because, it's no fun to sit like a lady. "Sitting like a lady" sucks. It pretty much rules out swinging, running, climbing trees, jumping on trampolines, somersaults,…
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CCFC PG-13 Film Restrictions

I am sick to death of inappropriate commercials popping up during family or kids programing. Here's the thing - We're a captive audience during commercials. I shouldn't have to spend so much time hollering "Ainsley close your eyes!" while…

Third Base Ain't What It Used To Be

by Tracee Sioux I just read Third Base Ain't What It Used to Be: What Your Kids Are Learning About Sex Today- and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults by Logan Levkoff, sexologist and sexuality educator. This book covered…