Messages for Generations of Women

I found an extraordinary essay by Courtney E Martin titled Anything or Everything?  This thoughtful article explores the idea that girls and young women are told that they CAN be anything, but are often modeled behavior that says they HAVE TO be everything.  It is a short first person narrative that is worth two minutes of your time.

The MSN Dove Real Women website is a favorite of mine.  I have watched them steadfastly support the idea that real women and real beauty cannot be defined by the media or any other external force.  Yes, they sell products.  But in identifying and sustaining not just their target audience, but all the future generations of that audience, they must champion a message that will continue to be convincing for ages.  They could not have picked a better one.

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