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Girls, Boys and Magazine Covers
What happens when you click on a Facebook link, then work backwards clicking on links in various blog posts? You find yourself thinking about things that hadn’t crossed your mind in a long time – like marketing and stereotypes and what we’re teaching kids. Here’s a picture comparison of current magazines at a county library, posted originally on Facebook: Just what is that telling our girls? As writer Michele Yulo said at Women You Should Know, “You can read the copy and pretty much figure out that according to this magazine—a girl’s top priority is to “Wake Up Pretty”, and a boy’s is to “Explore Your Future.” A colleague of hers, graphic designer Katherine Young, was just as appalled. So Ms. Young re-did the Girls’ Life cover to encourage girls in things far more important and life-altering than hair and fashion. (The new cover girl is Olivia Hallisey, who won the … Continue reading
Posted in Awesome Womanhood, Goals, Home & Family, Misc Tagged gender stereotypes, Girls Life cover, girls' goals, Jennifer Jensen, Katherine Young, Michele Yulo, stereotypes 3 Comments
Body Strong: How Do You Celebrate?
I love the Body Positive idea that’s taking hold on social media these days, but I’d like to take it one step further. First, I believe every woman should: be able to smile when she looks in the mirror. feel on top of the world when she dresses for an evening out. feel confident enough to pose for a picture. be happy with who she is and know she’s of infinite worth. Some women have a heritage of large body types, and no matter how hard they try, they will never be a size 10 or 12 or 14. Other women have the opposite problem: no matter how much they eat, their bones protrude and outsiders accuse them of being anorexic. And then there’s aging, when your mirror doesn’t show the body your mind thinks you have. That’s a huge subject on its own, so let’s leave it for a later time … Continue reading
Posted in Awesome Womanhood, Healthy Living Tagged activity, Beauty of a Woman, BOAW16, body image, body positive, health, Jennifer Jensen, weight loss, women, women's health 33 Comments