Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stronger

A great message about bullying and girls.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I saw this old ad for Legos and thought how wonderful that the girl is in regular play clothes, enjoying a non-gendered toy.  No princess outfit, tea sets, glitter or dolls.  The caption says it all for me, "What is it is beautiful."

Friday, August 24, 2012

We Stop Hate

Received this from the Girl Respect Group - Girls' Respect Groups
Check out this article about the website www.WeStopHate.org which focuses on raising self-esteem in teens (includes a video from Lady Gaga!)
http://www.cambio.com/2012/08/20/teens-who-are-happy-with-themselves-do-not-put-others-down/#

Thursday, August 23, 2012

She's always lurking...

Popped in from my Mothering Magazine feed the first day of class. I thought "That is so me!" and several of my women friends claimed her as well. How about you?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Your Body Is NOT Ruined!


As a mother of three, and having been pregnant with many friends, this was all I heard for a long time: during first pregnancies, after, and then again during the next.  Then I began working for Weight Watchers as a leader and I heard it again: what do we do with these, how do we get rid of them?  My response is: Wear them proudly!

Now, with a minor in Women's Studies, I am reading as much as I can.  It's amazing how many true stories are out there about this very issue.  I recently read "Distorted," by Taryn Leigh Benson, which deals with a teen struggle over body image and a mom's desperate attempt to help.  This is a true story, worth reading.

Advertisers and photographers depict a perfect body as one that is not realistic to today's society with fast food rising, modern conveniences replacing traditional work and activities, and the typical on-the-go mentality.  Feeling good about oneself means from the inside out.  This includes stripes, especially if they are earned from regaining control of ones body whether it be from pregnancy or weight loss.  Why can't people see that?  Those stripes are earned.

Stacey Feldman

Monday, August 13, 2012

Thank you to Shelby Knox for posting this on her Facebook page! 

"VICTORY! The Commission on Presidential Debates just announced that Candy Crowley will moderate one of the three presidential debates after Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis, and Sammi Siegel- 3 teenage girls from New Jersey- gathered over 120,000 signatures on their petition. Crowley will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years."



It's Time for a Woman Moderator: Equality in the 2012 Presidential Debates!