Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Let Them Be Girls.

Juliana LeRoy guests over at Kathy Sena's Parent Talk blog, and writes about girlcotting!

Today I'm jazzed to share with you a guest post from Juliana LeRoy, an award-winning writer and editor at Family-Life magazine in northern California. LeRoy also blogs over at at www.mamabear.pnn.com. I love what she has to say about shopping for clothes for young girls.

It seems to me there is a massive disconnect between what people want and what we have to choose from in the marketplace. Like the ridiculous clothing choices available for girls, when everyone is so against the objectifying of them.

In 2005 Abercrombie & Fitch put out tee shirts with phrases across the front that were demeaning to girls, including, “Who needs brains when you’ve got these?” A group of girls in Pittsburgh decided to take the company to task by “girlcotting” the stores — their version of boycotting — and they made their voices heard. Abercrombie & Fitch removed the offending shirts.

Mothers Acting Up is a group that has taken “girlcotting” to another level and (more here.....)

1 comment:

Kathy Sena said...

Hey, thanks for sharing this post here. Much appreciated! I love what Mothers Acting Up is doing, and I'm proud to have Parent Talk Today associated with your cause.

Cheers!

Kathy Sena
http://www.parenttalktoday.com