I recently wrote a post asking for advice on how we as parents can help protect our daughters’ self-esteem from false media messages in the face of the onslaught of ads, television, movies and magazines telling them (selling them, really) a false and potentially dangerous ideal of beauty.
As a new dad with a daughter I want to do the right thing…
Today I’m going to share a short excerpt and link to a post by Deb Chitwood on just this subject, and some interesting things being done to help. In fact there’s something you can do to have your voice heard that takes only moments, costs nothing, and is already yielding results.
A recent petition had over 84,000 signatures, and convinced Seventeen Magazine to “not alter the body size or face shape of the girls and models in the magazine and to feature a diverse range of beauty in its pages”…
…Now there’s a new petition through Change.org asking Teen Vogue to “follow Seventeen’s example and pledge not to alter any model’s body or face and to celebrate beauty in all its forms.” I signed the petition. I hope you do, too!
Please visit Deb’s blog and read the entire post. And while you’re there sign the petition.
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