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Victoria’s Secret PINK Takes Inappropriateness to New Levels

The latest in the how-can-they-market-this flaps on the Internet has to do with Victoria’s Secret—and its PINK line marketing come hither panties to very young, as in ‘tween girls. Do you want examples of come hither? Try, “I dare you,” or “Let’s make out” emblazoned across the panty’s crotch. I am guessing most of the […]

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The Girl Revolution Talks Early Puberty

Ainsley and I were in the New York Times Magazine on Friday. It was risky and scary, though important, because the topic was early puberty. TGR Body, our craptastic-ingredient-free skincare line (many skincare products are thought to have toxins that interfere with hormones), and The Girl Revolutionwere both highlighted. I’ve researched the issue and shared […]

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How Do We Explain Trayvon Martin Murder to Our Kids?

There are many great women’s voices at iVillage as part of a series called iVoices.  They weigh in on a variety of topics.  Many have been talking about the election, but this week iVoice Brandi Jeter posted a very thought-provoking video on the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. What do you think? I […]

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2012 — The Year of the Girl

  In my life, it has been the year of the girl for a long time now, ever since the first of my three daughters was born.  “Girls!” we often scream when the decibel levels rise about the red line on an audiometer.  When you have three daughters you inevitably are surrounded by multitudes of […]

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I Would Have Been “Pro-ana”: Why Teens Need Alternatives to Websites that Promote Eating Disorders

If the big, bad interwebs had been a thing when my middle school calorie counting was veering into full-blown eating disorder territory, I would almost certainly have found myself in the pro-ana and pro-mia universe, a vast network of websites dedicated to promoting anorexia and bulimia as lifestyle choices. I would have been the perfect […]

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