So, to all the toymakers and movie producers and TV executives and clothing manufacturers and even adults and peers who want to push my daughter towards adulthood faster than necessary, I say, “Chill!” She will grow up soon enough.
To celebrate the February 28 release of my book, Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers, I’m having a pre-release sharing of some special … Continue reading
It’s that time of year, when children everywhere start thinking about what they want for Christmas. If you watch Saturday morning commercials or other advertisements directed toward children, you’ll see … Continue reading
Are women and girls primarily agents in their own lives or objects to fulfill the needs in the lives of others? This question was brought forward very strongly to me when … Continue reading
There has been a lot of research done that shows us that exposure to objectifying and sexualized images really does make a difference in the way kids feel and behave. … Continue reading
When we talk about the Thin Ideal, what we mean is the idea that thinness is equal to beauty for girls and women. I shared a disturbing article with you … Continue reading
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.