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Lyn Mikel Brown
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Lyn Mikel Brown is a Professor of Education at Colby College. She is also the co-founder of Hardy Girls Healthy Women

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#Liberate LEGO!

(19) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 11:41 AM

When LEGO announced that after four years of marketing research, the best they could come up with was a thinner, pinker version of their product, I admit, I laughed out loud. My first reaction wasn't outrage, but incredulity. A billion dollars of marketing research bought you... LEGO Barbie? After...

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Halloween and the Sexualization of Girls

(13) Comments | Posted October 20, 2010 | 1:04 PM

In a perverse appropriation of "girl power," mini versions of sexy women will be winding their way through the streets of America this Halloween. They'll have bought their French maid outfits, pink pussycat heels, and midriff-baring Bad Girl University sweaters online or at a big box store near you.

That...

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