Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 04/29/2011
Endangered Species Summit: Our Generation and Body Image
The Endangered Species Summit – an international movement focused on improving the way women around the world view and treat their bodies, in the media and beyond – took place last month. There were branches in London, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Sao Paul and New York. I was lucky enough to be involved with the New York branch thanks to the incomparable Courtney Martin, who is a goddess (and who flawlessly planned the NYC summit). I had the daunting task of representing our generation on the Intergenerational Panel, which also included such amazing women as Jean Kilbourne, Erica Watson and Rachel Simmons. So, you know. No pressure or anything.
Needless to say, it was an incredible experience, but more than talking about my impressions, I figured I’d share …
Feminism | Posted by Sara Rowe on 04/14/2010
Girlzone.com – An Alternative to Beauty, Boys and Fashion Saturated Websites
For those of you girls looking for something different in the websites that you visit, I would like to introduce you to Girlzone.com. I’m the Managing Editor of this great website, which was one of the first independent website for girls created. Girl Zone was launched in 1997 with a specific “progressive” mission in mind. We wanted girls to feel good about who they are now and their potential for the future. Girl Zone is about the whole girl. While most traditional media for teen girls offer up mostly beauty, boys and fashion, Girl Zone offers content related to all aspects of a girls life.
Girl Zone is a hip and healthy website which provides girls with a chance to voice their opinions and to connect with other …