Musings: Parenting girls

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‘Woman to woman’ – what are we all talking about?

- Sexism rating for films: At least two named women characters must talk to each other about something other than men for a film to receive the highest rating for gender equality in Sweden. That doesn’t seem like much of a requirement – two women chatting (but not about men) somewhere within a story lasting [...]

Posted on 14 December 2013
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Films are a great way of raising issues

You want to inspire your daughter to be all that she can be, films can be a great catalyst. You want to communicate something, find a film and use that as a springboard for talking. When you can’t get a teen to talk – this can be a way in. Here is a list of [...]

Posted on 12 December 2013
Musings: Parenting girls, Parenting teenagers
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Rites for Girls goes audio!

For those of you who have asked me to give you words to listen to as well as to read, this is for you : 01 How does a girl become a woman           Photo: 123RF by Oleksandr Lysenko

Posted on 7 December 2013
Musings: Parenting girls

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Early starters…

      Imagine a girl playing.  She is completely absorbed in an imaginary world which involves her teddy, a lego house she has built, and some loose change.  She is talking for the teddy as she gathers the money into a little purse.  Suddenly she looks up, a puzzled expression on her face.  She [...]

Posted on 30 November 2013
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Do you have a magazine body?

I don’t.  Neither does my daughter. But so much in our world encourages us to aspire to one. Women’s bodies are used everywhere, to sell cars and perfume and chocolate, on billboards and magazines and television. On the screen, our heroines are slim, feminine, and blemish-free. The models on the catwalk and in the shop [...]

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Posted on 23 November 2013
Musings: Parenting girls

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