Just when you thought you’d seen every possible way for marketers to pressure girls to be too sexy too soon, along comes another opportunity for stores to sell product and sexualise girls . . . … [Read more...]
Australia’s Next Top Model a True Role Model?
Australia’s Next Top Model rates well. Really well. In fact, last year the premiere of series 5 entered the record books and became the most watched show on pay TV. Many of the viewers are teen girls … [Read more...]
Is How a Woman Looks More Important than What She has to Say?
Recently, I received a comment from one of my blog readers that at first shocked me and then got me thinking about yet another issue that affects all women and girls: the tendency in our culture to … [Read more...]
Are 14-year-old Girls Really Nothing But Trouble?
A recent UK survey of parents with children over 18 years of age revealed that 14-year-old girls are considered the most difficult to parent. Kathryn Crawford, co-editor of the website that conducted … [Read more...]
The Darker Side of Facebook: Cyber-Bullying
Facebook has become a positive part of many of our lives, but there is a darker side of Facebook that all parents and educators need to be aware of: cyber-bullying. It is inevitable that bullies will … [Read more...]
Girls in Trouble in a Post-Feminism World
Parents, teachers and educators everywhere know in our hearts that girls and young women are in trouble and need our support. And the evidence is mounting to prove that we are right to be … [Read more...]
Making Sense of Twilight
There has been a kind of hysteria surrounding the Twilight series of late. With the release of the second movie, New Moon, bloggers, commentators (and just about anyone with an internet connection) … [Read more...]
The Fashionista Fallout
This is the Fashionista Generation. Chalk it up to Gossip Girl or Next Top Model or all those banks who handed out credit cards like they were candy — whatever the reasons, designer labels have become … [Read more...]