21st Century Girls: Survival of the Prettiest, Coolest, Riskiest
In this presentation Maggie details three distinct phases
increasing numbers of girls now go through from learning about
pretty counts, to believing risky is the best way to navigate
teen life. As well as examining the impact on of these phases
on' girls, she also offers a range of easy-to-implement solutions.
Pop culture is central to how girls behave, to their aspirations
In spite of all we're lead to believe, pop culture is not
an organic process. It's an endless feast of carefully crafted
messages to get girls to spend. Overriding the influence of
parents and teachers, and fuelled by the might and expertise
of powerful corporations, it has a massive influence over
what girls look like, worry about, and aspire to. Undermining
a girl's belief in herself, her unique talents and much more,
it makes it impossibly hard for girls to grow up to be happy,
confident, empowered women.
What are the physical and emotional impacts of these unhelpful
influences, and what can we do about it?
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