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State of Miami University Girls

The Women’s Advocacy Group at Miami University was founded with the goal of shaping the student culture in a way that, over time, reduces the incidence of sexual assault and disordered eating at Miami and warms the climate for Miami’s female students. The group commissioned a study in fall of 2003 to determine the undergraduate perspective … Continue reading

The best article I’ve seen in a long time about body image.

The Guardian on Facebook Sunday 10 June 2012 Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report By Eva Wiseman More of us than ever hate the way that we look. It’s making us anxious, unhealthy and disempowered. A special report on the pressures distorting the way we think and feel Outside, on a warm morning in March, students … Continue reading

Separating Violence and Education for Girls

In schools all over the world, women and girls face problems. In American schools, girls are taught too quickly to compete against each other, to undermine the success of other women so they can get ahead. American girls are also presented with the paradox that the must both be beautiful, popular, thin and smart, but … Continue reading

Sheryl Sandberg – Too Few Women Leaders

The following TED talk features Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley. Her work as COO at Facebook has not only made the company wildly successful, but has also taken the role of women in technology to new heights. Her talk is frank, honest and important. I hope you enjoy the … Continue reading

Lena Dunham making strides for girls in the media

With the rise in popularity of her show, “Girls” on HBO, Lena Dunham’s name has quickly come into the entertainment canon. Her wit, excellent writing and fearless acting have all stolen our hearts and has allowed her to make strides in the entertainment industry though she doesn’t exactly fit the stereotypical mold physically. I’ve been … Continue reading

the show that must not be named

Tonight CBS will air one of the worst broadcasts in all of television. I could sit here and tell you all the reasons I find it repulsive, but it would involve a post in every category of this blog. Therefore I will leave you with this: If you watch the stupid show, you are supporting … Continue reading

Girls Inc and a blogger friend :)

My dear friend Allie works with Girls, Inc., “a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status in the U.S. since 1945, Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls … Continue reading

a class project and some fun music!

So this blog is a product of a class assignment and as the class has progressed, we have been given various assignments to go along with the topics our blogs focus on. If you couldn’t tell, my project has been about the treatment of women around the world by the media and various cultures. I … Continue reading

Fight Against Sex Slavery

Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives. GOD SAVE THE GIRLS!