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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