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Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies Blog

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 7, 2014 | Filed under Consumerism, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Websites

Created by parent, author, businesswoman and advocate Melissa Atkins Wardy, this blog offers insights, tips and more for parents, citizens and humane educators who want to healthy, thriving girls. Topics covered include everything from body… More

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For Your Must-Read List: ‘Redefining Girly’

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween” (Chicago Review Press, 2014) delivers vital, realistic,… More

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Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

by Melissa Atkins Wardy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 10, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Consumerism, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources

Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book delivers vital, realistic, actionable tips and ideas for helping parents navigate the challenges of raising a healthy, confident girl in today’s stereotyped and… More

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Humane Education Activities: Who’s Missing From Mainstream Media?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 4, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

A couple years ago at our graduate student residency, one of the students led an activity looking for the prevalence of men, women, and people of color as authors of articles in different sections of… More

Magazine Scheme: Are We Here?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2013 | Filed under Communication, Consumerism, Health, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students explore articles, images and ads in magazines targeted to teen girls to explore messages about women and girls and the effect of those messages on young women and men. (The activity can also be… More

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“Boys Can’t Do That!”: 3 Activities for Exploring Gender Roles with Young Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 2, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“He can’t have a doll, he’s a boy!” “Girls can’t be firemen!” “You’re not a boy. You have long hair!” Our attitudes about gender develop very early. Studies show that by age two children begin… More

When I Grow Up

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2013 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Help students think critically about gender stereotyping in jobs and careers and consider non-traditional gender roles. Recommended for: Grades Pre-K-3. Time: 30-45 minutes More

Selling “Boy” and “Girl”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2013 | Filed under Consumerism, Early Childhood, Elementary, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students use toy catalogs to explore gender stereotypes and consider non-traditional gender roles. Recommended for: Grades Pre-K-4. Time: 45-60 minutes More

Boys Like, Girls Like, Kids Like

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2013 | Filed under Early Childhood, Elementary, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History

This activity helps younger children think critically about gender roles, gender bias, stereotypes, and how diverse and alike we can be. Recommended for: Grades Pre-K – 2. Time: 30+ minutes More

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Humane Education Activity: Give Gender Bias the Flip

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

There’s a theory held by a lot of advertisers, media producers and others, that boys don’t like what girls like and that girls sometimes like what boys like (at least media-wise) but want their own… More