Last week, I kept busy working on the My Little Pony petition, asking Hasbro to stop promoting superficial stereotypes of girls. Change.org invited me to contribute a guest post to their web site about the petition. It’s called “I Won’t Buy My Little Pony Toy That Makes Smart Princess Shallow.” You can read it here.
Mommyish.com also reported on the petition. Koa Beck wrote:
Hearing these [stereotypical] phrases from their favorite pony countless times a day cements the cultural message that girls consistently receive about their beauty being paramount. That their other achievements and interests, not matter how much they excel at them, will come second to beauty — and that’s because they’re girls.
Also of possible interest:
- The Salem News profiled my work in a piece called “Cupcakes and Girl Power.” (Thank you, Salem News!)
- Someone posted a favorable review of my new book, Growing Up With Girl Power, to Amazon. (Thank you, reviewer!)
- The Boston Globe mentioned me in an article about the new LEGO line for girls, referencing the “Chess for Girls” comparison I made previously on this blog. (Thank you, @JoannaWeiss!)
Thanks for reading, everyone. Has anything of interest come across your screens in the past week? What’s caught your attention?