This week-end I’ll be giving a keynote address at a conference on sexual health. I believe that one of the most important issues that we can understand in terms of … Continue reading
Super hero stories are often stories that empower and inspire. They tell of imperfect heroes, flawed but powerfully rooted in moral codes. We cheer heroes on as they fight against the dark forces of the world. Their stories lead us to want to be like them, to make the world a better place. Just like the rest of us, girls and young women want characters that can inspire them. Can DC Super Hero Girls rise to the challenge?
A lot of people are making a big deal out of Target’s plan to get rid of gender coded toy aisles. I have to ask, what’s the deal with the … 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
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.