Does Girl Power = Mean Girls?

This past Saturday was Mean Girls Day, the day fans of the 2004 movie Mean Girls, which starred Lindsay Lohan, recalled its message about bullying in Girl World. In the real world, kids can be cruel, and preteen girls are among the cruelest. Often both sensitive and insecure, girls have made a science of using … Continued

Culture, Parenting

ESPN’s Britt McHenry is a ‘Mean Girl’

Late last week, ESPN sideline reporter Britt McHenry had a rude awakening. And I mean rude, literally. She was filmed saying very rude comments and has been suspended from her job for a week. Turns out McHenry had a bad day. She got her car towed and was upset about that. She made rude comments … Continued

Culture

So Your Daughter Wants to Dress Like a Hooker. What Do You Do?

Editor’s note: This week, we’re rerunning some of our favorite posts of 2012. This post originally ran on October 30.   It’s Halloween. You’re a parent. Your young daughter wants to dress like a slut. What do you do? Eleanor Barkhorn over at The Atlantic has a great piece about discouraging sexy Halloween costumes among young girls: A female … Continued

Parenting, Uncategorized

So Your Daughter Wants to Dress Like a Hooker. What Do You Do?

It’s Halloween. You’re a parent. Your young daughter wants to dress like a slut. What do you do? Eleanor Barkhorn over at The Atlantic has a great piece about discouraging sexy Halloween costumes among young girls: A female contributor to the feminist website Feministing made a similar argument [in 2009]: “What’s wrong with having a night where we can say ‘This … Continued

Culture, Fashion, Parenting

The Daily Pop Culture Scene

by Emily Esfahani Smith The Media’s Sexist Message to Young Women—Miss Representation film trailer Sexism in the Media is Real, but Don’t Blame Capitalism—The Daily Athenaeum How the Media Harms Both Men and Women—Christianity Today Raunch Meter Rises on Television—Boston Globe Are You There, Chelsea? and Seducing Virgins—E! Online Nakedness Is Next to Godliness—Patheos The … Continued

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