Redefining Girly

Redefining Girly : How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

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Containing practical, specific parenting advice; strategies for effecting change with educators, store managers, corporations, and more; and tips for challenging and changing the media, this essential guide gives parents the tools they need to fight back against the modern stereotyping and sexualization of young girls. Activist Melissa Wardy shares tangible advice for getting young girls to start thinking critically about sexed-up toys and clothes while also talking to girls about body image issues. She provides tips for creating a home full of diverse, inspiring toys and media free of gender stereotypes, using consumer power to fight companies that make such major missteps, and taking the reins to limit, challenge, and change the harmful media and products bombarding girls. "Redefining Girly" provides specific parenting strategies, templates, and sample conversations and includes letters from some of the leading experts in education, psychology, child development, and girls' more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 20mm | 160g
  • Chicago Review Press
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 1613745524
  • 9781613745526
  • 128,731

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""Redefining Girly" is a bold and essential contribution to the discussion about today's 'too fast, too soon' girl culture. Wardy applies the latest research on media literacy, sexualization, and marketing to everyday situations parents face and provides practical strategies they can enact "right now" to raise strong, caring, confident daughters and to change a culture that devalues them." --Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of "The Big Book of Parenting Solutions"show more

About Melissa Atkins Wardy

Melissa Atkins Wardy is the founder of Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies, a company that sells empowering and inspirational children's apparel and products, and runs a blog of the same name focused on gender stereotypes and sexualization in childhood. Wardy discusses these issues facing families with thousands of parents using social media and workshops. She is also the cofounder of The Brave Girls Alliance, a gender equality think tank and advocacy group dedicated to communicating with and influencing media, corporations, and retailers. She has appeared on CNN and FOX News and in the "Boston Globe," "New York Daily News," "Huffington Post," and the "Ms. Magazine" blog, which have featured her work and her campaigns against national brands and retailers that resulted in the removal of sexist ads and more

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