Girls; Sexualized

Please provide feedback on my girl’s books

Here are the “working” titles of my upcoming GIRLS books. Please tell me what you think. They are going to press during the summer…all fingers crossed   Stop Sexing Me! Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualisation.This book describes the ways in which parents, teachers, and the media hold girls back. It provides practical strategies for parents and …

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Rehtaeh Parson’s suicide is our fault for tolerating sexualisation and rape

You must read the article by Anne Theriault about her take on the sicide of a girl who was gang raped a year prior. To quote her: “Where were the f##ing grownups who promised to take care of her?” We are all to blame for Rehtaeh Parson’s Suicide” Go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/anne-theriault-/rehtaeh-parsons-dead_b_3046999.html.    

New report show teen girls still suffering

Girls Action Foundation just published a report showing that Canadian girls still grapple with self-harm, violence, harassment and negative body image. Apparently teen girls are using more drugs and alcohol than they have in the past decade. Girls aged 10-14 are 14 times more  likley than boys to end up in hospital for trying to commit suicide. …

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Short skirts don’t harm girls, rules do

School principals who introduce dress codes for girls are causing long-term harm without even realizing it. A recent article in the Vancouver Sun (by Byrony Gordon, 26 Oct 11) titled “Skirts haven’t been dangerous for 6,000 years” almost gets this important point. It is true that most teen girls wake up one day and realize …

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