Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This excellent piece of news arrived in my inbox today from the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood:

"Our successful campaign to get Scholastic to stop selling Bratz items in schools has spurred an international discussion about the sexualization of children, including a widely syndicated story in Canada, and articles in the New York Times and the British daily, the Guardian. (You can read all the press coverage here).

"In addition, our campaign is fomenting public discussion about the presence of excessive commercial content in Scholastic's Book Clubs and Book Fairs, including this great editorial in the Tampa Tribune. Thanks again to the more than 5,000 of you who wrote to Scholastic to demand Bratz-free schools."

Please keep speaking up against the hyper- and pseudo-sexualization of girls, in all of its forms. Why? Because it's bad for YOUR daughter.