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Peggy Orenstein’s CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUGHTER

Peggy Orenstein’s book CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUGHTER wasn’t the book I hoped it would be – it was better.

I was hoping she’d knock the marketing giant flat on its exploitative keister and that her book would make a strong and irrefutable case against Disney’s shameless and relentless marketing to young girls – opening parents’ [...]

Healthy Media Choices: follow-up, reflection and new directions

Thanks to all of you who tuned in on Tuesday to the Healthy Media Choices Hour radio show. It was great fun for me, and talking with Mary Rothschild was a perfect opportunity to cross-pollinate and share ideas. Look on her site for a link to Mary’s blog, too. We talked about so much, but [...]

Time to relax ~ and Healthy Media Choices

The ironic thing about starting this blog (to protect and promote and imaginative play in our way-too-busy, consumer-driven, media-filled world) is that my life has gotten busier and more media-filled. It has been energizing, too, no doubt. The fact that we’ve gotten great feedback helps fuel me to continue the work. However, today I am [...]

Make mine Moxie Girlz …or maybe not.

“Every girl has the strength to do something amazing. Anything is possible as long as you stay true to yourself and never give up on your dreams!” Sounds good, right? That is ad copy for the newest line of dolls…inspired by Bratz, but somewhat more modest. Moxie means confidence, and the new Moxie Girlz are [...]