Girls are getting some very contradictory messages about where their value lies and what they can do to gain power. We say, “You can do it all” and media and marketers add, “As long as you’re sexy while doing it!”
You know what should be in our blood in every town? Standing up for our children and their well-being, putting our humanity before all else. Otherwise, we perpetuate a space for abusers to continue to prey on the real innocents. When we love a game more than we love the children whom the game has failed, we need to readjust priorities and wipe the slate clean. To do anything else leaves our children at risk.
Today in class, one of my students challenged us to write words of encouragement on post it notes and share them all around our university campus. All day I was … Continue reading
this post was shared by Amy Jussel on Shaping Youth. Check her site for continued updates. Amy wrote the original post in response to threats that Anita Sarkeesian has gotten … Continue reading
Teen dating violence is a reality that many people fail to realize and even fewer talk about. Many parents of teens believe teen dating violence is not even an issue.…
This past week I’ve been sharing my Girl Heroes. Today I share my final hero, my daughter Catherine. She inspires me with her courage. Catherine loves dance, but family circumstances … Continue reading