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The Women’s Media Center Identifies Girls As An Important Resource For Change

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strong teenage girlIt may be parents who doing most of the talking and hand-wringing regarding the highly sexist media content that surrounds their kids everyday, but what does your little girl think about the matter? As a teenage girl living in a culture that is looking to peg her as either a wanton Lolita or incapable of doing mathematics, what does she think about heading off to high school or college? Considering that the majority of contemporary girls are aware that reality TV often pits women against other women in their effort to portray them as materialistic narcissists, surely your daughter must have some thoughts on the matter.

Whatever her observations from body image to the wage gap to wanting to get into a male-dominated field, her opinions matter. The Women’s Media Center, founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and other noted feminists wants to hear from your daughter (aged 14-22) about the Girls’ State Of The Union. Much like G(irls) 20, the Women’s Media Center is tapping girls as a resource in solving the problem that is the well-being of girls.

Your daughter’s State of The Union Video should be about three minutes in length and should be sent to the Women’s Media Center here. Kyra Sedgwick, Marisa Tomei, and a panel of other judges will review the videos and select one smart girl and her parents to fly to Washington D.C. to present her ideas the National Press Club in January. Submissions must be in by November 30th.

Girls are not the problem. In fact, they are quickly being identified as the answer.

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