Sexualization of Girls

Why I Won't Tell You You're Pretty

Devon Murphy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Devon Murphy

After reading Lisa Bloom's "How to Talk to Little Girls," I put a lot of effort into steering my comments away from children's looks. But a recent article on Slate called "How to Talk to a Woman Without Saying 'Great Boots'" was a reminder that it's not just little girls who need to be told they're worth more than their big blue eyes and stylish attire.

Do Girls "Run the World" if They Do it Half-Naked?

Sandra Hawken Diaz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Hawken Diaz

Today, some people act as though sexism has disappeared. In fact, some seem to think women have advanced so far that feminism can be chucked into the dustbin of history.But if that were the case, why is my young niece bombarded with media images that make those beer babes look as innocent as Minnie Mouse? While artists like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé seem to present empowering messages about how "girls rule the world," in their videos they deliver that message half-naked, through pouting lips while humping the ground or spreading their legs.

'Don't Go Into Acting': Geena Davis On Women In Media

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Living

"The ratio of male to female characters in movies has been the same since 1946, despite all the times the media has said, 'Well, now things are differ...

No More Little Girls In Bikinis: Parents, It's Up To You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada Living

After a summer of controversial photo shoots featuring young girls in lingerie and padded push-up bras, parents may be breathing a sigh of relief as c...