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Girls Self Esteem

Princess Shape-Up at Disney

Emme | Posted 04.08.2014 | Style
Emme

Thanks to a gutsy, brave, and curvy teen, Disney has 11,000 votes (and counting) for a more realistic princess to add to their line of royalty.

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Samantha Levine | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Samantha Levine

When a girl can't leave her house because she's so unhappy with her appearance, I would argue we have reached a whole new -- and systemic -- level of toxicity.

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Jasmine Barbers

Let Girls Lead | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Jasmine Babers, 18 Rock Island, U.S.A. Over 50 videos have been submitted from girl leaders around the world to Let Girls Lead's Global Girl...

Why Companies Tamper With Water, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.25.2013 | MarloThomas

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about her beliefs on government interference with the water supply in the US...

Why Self Esteem Is So Important For Girls, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.25.2013 | MarloThomas

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about the challenges that girls face growing up, especially when it comes to...

I Created a Campaign to Boost Girls' Self-Esteem and Was Almost Too Self-Conscious to Promote It

Samantha Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Samantha Levine

The day the campaign launched, I wasn't happy with my hair and I did feel fat. But I took a deep breath and put myself in front of the camera in the hopes that the next generation of girls won't hesitate.

How NYC Plans To Take Down Girls' Poor Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents

There's a new ban in town. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg isn’t going after New York's sugary drinks this time though. Instead, he plans to eliminate po...

21,000 People Sign Petition Against Roxy 'Surf' Video

Posted 10.11.2013 | Women

With over 21,000 petition signatures in hand, three-time world longboarding champion Cori Schumacher probably felt pretty optimistic and empowered whe...

Talk About a Choking Hazard! What I Never Expected to Find in a Kinder Surprise Egg

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Pamela Poole

There's a sickening trend towards sexualization of girls in toys and entertainment. And there's a long-term issue, going back to Barbie's youth, with presenting girls with unhealthy and unrealistic physical ideals through toys and entertainment intended for them

What's Wrong With Boys, Luscious 'Lolitas' and Yummy Mummies?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

"Stacy's Mom" is the family-friendly national anthem of our broadly female-objectifying mainstream everything. Products like this both reflect and create culture.

Dog Talk

Andrea Wachter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Andrea Wachter

Helping my clients learn to accept who they are -- and who they aren't -- is essential, and it is so liberating for them when they finally do.

Perfect Bias: Why Women Underperform

Kate Baldwin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women
Kate Baldwin

According to the scientists behind the study, the result is due not to intentional marginalization, but to "subconscious cultural influences." Are we supposed to be relieved that this discrimination isn't deliberate?

Why Should Little Girls Have to Stop Shouting 'Hurray for Me'?

Carrie Goldman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Society dictates that a male athlete can do a crazy hilarious victory dance again and again after scoring a touchdown, and it is fine, but woe to the girl who openly displays too much pride in her accomplishments.

Teen Girls, Anger and Powerlessness

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Not acknowledging anger and powerlessness or trivializing it only makes things worse. I'd suggest we'd have a lot less girls to "fix" if we acknowledged this.

"Boy Crisis" in Education Is a Microcosm of Women's Lives

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

You want more male teachers and educational environments that meet the needs of all types of students? I want fair pay, more female leaders and workplace and political environments that do the same thing.

Teens Mentoring Teens

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Dr. David Herzog

The Teen Mentors have learned to talk openly about the process of accepting oneself and one's body. They feel supported as they ask questions that every girl faces when she builds her identity: "Am I pretty enough?"

S.E.A.K. Foundation Builds After-school Programs to Help Teens Find Support and Inner-confidence

Jenny Gaither | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jenny Gaither

With kids feeling this insecure about their bodies at such a young age, it is more important than ever to provide them with a support system where they can learn to accept who they are and not build on their insecurities, but rather, face them.

How We're Paying For Putting Ourselves Down (And Why We'll Pay For You To Say Something Nice!)

Anya Strzemien | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Anya Strzemien

Even though I'm not normally one for saccharine self-affirmations and cheesy platitudes, I want to use the comments section of this post to flip the script and ask you all to say something positive about yourselves.

Advice to My Daughters

Rachel Roy | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Rachel Roy

I'm constantly on the search for the tools in life that will help me get it right with my children more than I get it wrong. I have gained insight and a few tips that help me strive for what I crave: balance.

You Are Not Ugly, So Don't Make Those 'Am I Ugly?' Videos

Margaret Cho | Posted 04.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

You're not ugly. Not in the least, so don't make those videos. Take them down if they are up. You don't need people to tell you how beautiful you are on there. You don't need to put yourself in the position to be judged that way.

Facebook, Nice Girls and Self-Worth

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

What girls say to each other on Facebook matters more than the possible threat of cyberbullying. It reflects what we teach kids about what's important and has real consequences.

Amber Cole is My Daughter

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

That so many have -- and in the process downloaded and trafficked in illegal child pornography -- speaks volumes about how society thinks about Black girls. For that reason alone, Amber Cole is my daughter.

Pretty Girl Rock

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Our daughter has grown to become a determined, strong-minded, opinionated, confident, ultra-cute little girl. She is a fighter, and undoubtedly, she has needed every ounce of fight within her to make it this far.

PHOTO: Why Was This T-Shirt PULLED From J.C. Penney's? (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.31.2011 | Style

Despite girls playing sports, boys wearing pink and the million other modern ways our old gender stereotypes have been proven false, every so often a ...

Thanks Skechers, But No, My Little Girls Don't Need Butt Shaping Shoes

Yoni Freedhoff M.D. | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Yoni Freedhoff M.D.

My daughters are facing a lifetime of advertisements that will make them feel inadequate. But I didn't expect my girls to encounter them before they lost all of their baby teeth.