Friday, July 1, 2011

Some Rambling Thoughts and Confessions

My sister posted this article and I think it is great.

Here is a quote if you don't want to read the entire thing:

Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What's missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.

It made me rethink how I talk to my girls.

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