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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

Shaping Youth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Websites

The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging Drek,” “Misogyny & Racism” and “Vapid Values,” Shaping Youth’s founder, Amy Jussel, keeps on top… 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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Solutionary Spotlight: Taking Back Halloween Costumes for Women and Girls

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 31, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every year as the consumerism machine cranks out more stuff in anticipation of Halloween, the blogosphere and selected news outlets discuss the growing paucity of costumes for women (and younger and younger girls) that aren’t… More

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Representations of Gender in Advertising (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 10, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

It’s common to see ads depicting women wearing little or nothing, posed in ways that are provocative, submissive, objectified, or even the subject of violence. In fact, it’s so common that many of us may… More

Why We Need Humane Education: Inappropriate Halloween Costume Round-Up

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on October 31, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy magnetbox via Creative Commons. Yes, today is Halloween in the U.S. (Happy Halloween!) and most everyone has already chosen their costumes, but that doesn’t mean we should wait until next year to talk… More

Sexy, Inc.: Our Children Under the Influence

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Videos/Movies

In Sexy, Inc.: Our Children Under Influence (35 min, in French and English) Canadian filmmaker Sophie Bissonnette looks at the hypersexualization of children — and its influence on their lives and behavior. The film includes interviews… More

Miss Representation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources, Videos/Movies

Miss Representation (89 min) exposes and challenges mainstream media and culture’s portrayal of women and girls. As the website says, “In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective… More

On Our Must-See List: “Miss Representation”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 19, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

We can’t recommend it yet since we haven’t seen it, but definitely on IHE’s must-see list is the documentary Miss Representation. I’ve had so many people recommend it to me recently (even my husband!), that… More

Humane Education Activity: What Do Halloween Costumes Say?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 13, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of San Diego Shooter via Creative Commons. Skim through the Halloween costume stores or catalogs, and you’ll find stereotypes and questionable messages galore. What do Halloween costumes say about gender, ethnicity, age, and… More