Sexualization of girls in media is increasing. Parents want practical ways to counter the harmful effects. A Twitter chat Dec 5 – 8.30 pm cst #girlsnow will help. ABC-TV’s 20/20 called the segment “Too Young to Be Sexy?” It focused on parents who sexualized their young daughters to help them compete in girls’ beauty pageants.
The segment included great comments from Dana Edell of Spark Summit – one of New Moon Girls’ sister organizations who support girls, young women and parents in fighting against the increasing sexualization of girls in media.
Sadly, the 20/20 segment stopped stop of talking about the solutions offered by a growing group of small businesses and non-profits including: American Psychological Association, Pigtail Pals, Shaping Youth, SheHeroes, Powered by Girl, Hardy Girls, Princess Free Zone, Girls Inc., Geena Davis Institute, About-Face, Girl Scouts of the USA, and more.
So we’re going to help you with solutions! Join us Dec 5 at 6.30 pm pst – 7.30 mst, 8.30 cst, 9.30 est for the #girlsnow twitter & blog chat on solutions that parents, teachers and youth workers can use every day.
We want to hear your solutions then, too!
Monday Dec 5 at 9.30 pm est/8.30 cst/7.30 mst/6.30 pst for a chat on Twitter. Follow hash tag #girlsnow. Add it to the end of your tweets so we can see your question or comment.
Before the chat follow:
and others on the list below .
If you’re not on Twitter you can still participate live on my blog by clicking this sentence. We want to hear from you!
If you can’t make it live, the transcript will be available afterward at my blog.
My #GirlsNow c0-advocates are:
Amy Harman of Becoming A Better Woman
Dr. Robyn Silverman, author of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat
Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals
Audrey Brashich, author of All Made Up
More participants in this special chat are:
Amy Jussel, Founder of Shaping Youth, @shapingyouth
Lyn Mikel Brown, Professor, Colby College, author of Packaging Girlhood, co-founder of SPARK and Hardy Girls Healthy Women, @lynmikel
Dana Edell, @sparksummit
Megan Williams, Executive Director, Hardy Girls Healthy Women, @hghw
Jennifer Shewmaker, Professor, Abilene Christian University, @drjenshewmaker
Jennifer Berger, Founder of About-Face, @aboutfacesf