Mattel’s changes to an iconic doll reflect evolving demographics.
No one is surprised about seeing dads with strollers anymore, yet biases with toys persist.
When Patrinos saw the men in a LEGO documentary talk about how to connect with girls, it sounded like they were trying to decipher how to make contact with an alien species. So she made a cartoon about it.
Raising our children to be allies to people of color requires intentional choices in parenting—but it’s a goal within reach.
Meredith Vieira and Rebecca Hains explore the nature of princess problem and how parents can fight back.
How to provide your daughter with valuable, life-long media literacy skills from an early age.
Viral video isn’t about what’s good for girls—it’s about the t-shirt company’s bottom line.
FOX 25 News explores “The Princess Problem” with Rebecca Hains.
The Brave Girls Alliance wants advertisers to stop extensively Photoshopping models’ bodies. The practice contributes to a public health crisis encompassing serious emotional, mental and physical health issues.
Rebecca’s new book, The Princess Problem, hits stores Sept. 2. It’s full of powerful strategies to raise media-literate girls who can thrive in a princess-saturated world—and beyond.
Little girls love everything about princesses: the beautiful dolls, the romantic love stories, the glittering play clothes. But girls’ princess obsessions bring more than pink sparkles into their lives: Pop culture princesses are part of an enormous and powerful marketing…
For more than a decade, girl power has been a cultural barometer, reflecting girlhood’s ever-changing meanings. How did girl power evolve from a subcultural rallying cry to a mainstream catchphrase, and what meaning did young girls find in its pop…
Dr. Rebecca Hains is a children’s media culture expert. She is a professor of media and communication at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. Her research focuses on media, representation, and identity from an intersectional, critical/cultural studies perspective. Rebecca is the author of…