Posts tagged "sexualization of girls"

The Real Problem with Leggings Ban for Middle School Girls: Specific Targets

The Real Problem with Leggings Ban for Middle School Girls: Specific Targets
News of a confusing ban on leggings and yoga pants at an Evanston middle school is sparking heated conversations around the nation.  The fitted pants are apparently too distracting for male students.  Juliet and Kevin Bond, both educators, are parents of a 7th grade girl at the school, and they wrote a letter to the... Read more »

Halloween Costumes for Girls: Sexy Witch, Sassy Princess, or Sultry Superhero?

Halloween Costumes for Girls:  Sexy Witch, Sassy Princess, or Sultry Superhero?
As a little kid, I went to a school where we had to wear uniforms.  There was no forethought that went into my clothing other than to hope there was a clean uniform in my closet.  But on Halloween, all bets were off, and we kids were allowed to come in costume. Oh, how I... Read more »

Brave Girls Want Equality. Let's Make It Happen.

Brave Girls Want Equality.  Let's Make It Happen.
It was the first day of summer camp.  The counselor gave the children white tented cards.  “Write your name and your favorite thing – what’s most important to you– on the name cards,” she instructed. Six-year-old Annie Rose carefully wrote her name.  Underneath it, she drew a picture of two smiling little girls, one with... Read more »
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The Sexy Merida Makeover: A BRAVE Six-Year-Old Isn't Buying It

The Sexy Merida Makeover: A BRAVE Six-Year-Old Isn't Buying It
UPDATE: In response to public outrage, Disney has removed the sexy Merida from its website and replaced her with the original Merida, which is a start.  The problem is that the changed Merida will still appear in mass-marketed future toys, books, and accessories, as part of a special edition. Child media experts Dr. Robyn Silverman,... Read more »