Tag Archives: Girls

Gender essentialist marketing hurts young girls

TweetA really amazing video went viral over the last week featuring a young girl frustrated that all girl’s toys are marketed as pink–going as far as making the connection between companies wanting boys and girls to play with different things. It’s amazing. Along with this, Peggy Orenstein has a must-read op-ed in the NY Times [...]
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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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