Wake Up Sleeping Beauty – Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization

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Wake Up Sleeping Beauty – Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization
$19.95eBook: $9.95
Series: Raising Strong Girls
Genre: Girls
Tags: daughters, feminism, gender, gender bias, implicit bias, parenting, raising girls, sexism
Publisher: CenterPoint Media
Publication Year: 2018
Format: Available Fall 2017
Length: 150 pages
ISBN: 9780993984051

This is the only book you need if you want to save your daughter from media sexualization and teach her how to challenge our sexist culture - that is holding her back. Learn about the impact of stereotypes and out-dated parenting habits (like rescuing) as well as the subtle messaging and the pressure girls face to be sweet, nice and sexy. Learn how to critique our cultural beliefs that hold your daughter back at at the same time give her empowering skills that will last a lifetime.

About the Book

This is a 150 page guide book for parents, caregivers teachers and counselors who want to protect girls from sexism but also want to end the societal pressures , stereotypes and sexualization that are crushing girls today.

Rather than a self-help guide for girls, this book redirects our attention to our attention to our hyper-sexualized society and particularly media messages that are the direct causes of low self-esteem, depression and self-harm in girls.

Unlike other books that tend to be academic, problem-focused and targeted to girls, this book is practical, solution-focused and targeted to those raising girls. Dr. Fitzgerald a gender expert, former lawyer and mother of two girls provides a fresh look at the so called “girl-problems.”  Backed up by the latest research, this book offers concrete advice on how to help girls navigate our toxic culture and also challenge the status quo.  Here are some topics:

  • How to choose the best toys for your daughter
  • How to dress your daughter in a non-sexist way
  • How to combat the pressure to be overly sweet and nice
  • How to properly praise and not rescue your daughter
  • How to reduce the impact of Disney and kids programs
  • How to ease the pressure of perfection and combat the beauty industry
  • How to deal with sexist ads and sex-role stereotyping
  • How to deal with media objectification and sexualisation of girls
  • How to reduce the impact of sexist music, music videos and video games
  • How to reinforce her feminine strengths


This book guarantees to change the way you see the world of girls and provides a new set of lenses (maybe not rose-colored)  as well as practical solutions.

About the Author
Maureen F Fitzgerald, PhD

Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD, LLB, LLM, BComm is a recovering lawyer, author and change agent. She practiced law for over 20 years and is the founder of CenterPoint Media, a multimedia publisher of books that advance thinking.
In her former life, Maureen was a labor/policy lawyer and mediator. She was also a professor of law at two universities and has written many articles, both academic and practical.
She has a doctorate degree from University of British Columbia, a business degree from University of Alberta; a law degree from the University of Western Ontario; and a masters’ degree in law from the London School of Economics (with distinction). Maureen is author of the following books:
• Lean Out: How to dismantle the corporate barriers that hold women back. 20 Strategies for True Success!
• Motherhood is Madness: How to break the chains that prevent mothers from being truly happy. 15 Simple Solutions!
• Occupy Women: A manifesto for positive change in a world run by men. 20 Powerful Strategies!
• A Woman’s Circle - Create a peer mentoring group for advice, networking, support and connection.
• Invite the Bully to Tea - End harassment, bullying and dysfunction forever with a simple yet radical new approach.
• If not now, when? - Create a life and career of purpose with a powerful vision, a mission statement and measurable goals.
• Mindfulness Made Easy - 50 simple practices to reduce stress, create calm and live in the moment - at home, work and school.
• Hiring, Managing and Keeping the Best - The Complete Canadian Guide for Employers, with Monica Beauregard.
• So You Think You Need a Lawyer - How to Screen, Hire, Manage or Fire a Lawyer.
• Legal Problem Solving - Reasoning, Research and Writing (6thd). Lexis/Nexis
• Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization [out in 2016]
• Mean Girls Aren’t Mean: Stand up to cliques, bullies, peer pressure and popularity and empower girls in a radical new way.[out in 2016]
• Gritty is the New Pretty- Raise confident, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world. [out in 2016]
Always a leader of both people and ideas, she speaks on topics that promote equality, open-mindedness and justice.Her motto is: Sharing the right ideas at the right time can change the world. You can find her at www.MaureenFitzgerald.com.

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