Tag Archives: Girls

Quick Hit: Check out “Rookie”!

Tweet“Rookie,” Tavi Gevinson’s new website for teenage girls, has officially launched. With a classy, simple layout and three posts per day by a roster of very cool contributors (including our very own Lori!), it kinda makes me want to go back and do high school again–with better style this time. I especially loved Tavi’s first [...]
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JC Penny’s back to school catalog tries to get “girly”

TweetBack to back, two t-shirts from JC Penny today that send exactly the message girls need when heading back to school: we don’t need to learn, we’re pretty and boy crazy (teehee). via JC Penny. JC Penny has already taken one of the shirts down stating, We agree that the “Too pretty” t-shirt does not [...]
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A summer camp of one’s own

Tweet Who among us hasn’t heard the oft repeated quotation from Mahatma Gandi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”? Well, as I was sitting in front of 80 high school aged-girls last week talking about body image, media activism, gender, feminism, and so much more, it occurred to me that a [...]
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You go (shy) girl!

Tweet“I think it’s important for shy girls to be able to be seen as leaders too,” said the, no doubt, shy girl sitting among a circle of 20 or so middle schoolers at a girls’ leadership summer camp. We were brainstorming a list of leadership qualities that we–not the media, not parents, not teachers, not [...]
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Little girls and big systemic cultural problems

TweetGood Morning America recently ran a segment on what I would term early-onset body image issues – girls as young as 5 and 6 are picking up on the cultural imperative for thinness, and the result is that girls are worrying about their weight before they’re out of the third grade. We’ve known for some [...]
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