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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Stop with the “Boys” and “Girls” Toys in My Happy Meal

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 5, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When she was 11, Antonia Ayres-Brown decided to do something about the fact that when her family went to the McDonald’s drive-thru they were always asked if they wanted the “boy’s” or “girl’s” toy with… More

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The Vine Basket

by Josanne La Valley

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 4, 2014 | Filed under Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Merighul, a 14 year-old Uyghur girl, is forced to leave school and help her family when her brother leaves home. Now that she is not in school, Merighul is being watched closely by the local… More

Sexism and Gender Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on sexism and gender issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Looking Beyond Gender Stereotypes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Not too long ago, a couple of essays appeared in Slate and New York Magazine castigating mothers of girls for complaining about the “pinkification” of girl stuff, citing it as an example of girl blaming…. More

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