11 Empowering #GirlsAreWatching Tweets From The Women In The World Summit
The 5th annual Women in the World Summit is happening now, and if you aren’t already aware of what that means, listen up. Â The summit addressesÂ everything from the hypersexualization of young girls to the war in Syria, and helps shape issues affecting women all over the world.
You might recall last fall when Rashida Jones opined inÂ GlamourÂ magazine about the problem she has with pop stars, the young girls who adore and emulate them, and thus initiated a dialogue on changing the way we define “sexy.” Â This afternoon, Rashida joined a panel of women including MikaÂ Brzezinski and Tomi-Ann Roberts, author of “The Sexualization of Girls and Girlhood: Causes, Consequences and Resistance” for a panel entitledÂ “What are We Telling Our Daughters?” Â The hashtag “#girlsarewatching” was born, and so were many empowering and encouraging tweets from women, mothers, grandmothers, and teens all over the world.
Maybe I’m not a mother yet, but I’m an older sister, an aunt, a daughter, and a grandaughter who has faced some of the issues discussed first-hand, and I, like most of us, am incredibly passionate about continuing this dialogue. Â Follow #girlsarewatching on Twitter and join in:
1. Â The Selfie Situation, Amended
â€” Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) April 5, 2014
2. Â I know this is true because I’ve (shamefully) found one that makes you skinnier. Ugh.
3. This is awesome.
4. Â What a refreshing (if slightly pessimistic and depressing) way of thinking about your body.
â€” Margot Le Guen (@MargotLeGuen) April 5, 2014
5. Raise your hand if you’re guilty. And honestly, most of this can be attributed to watching my mother criticize herself in the mirror repeatedly growing up.
â€” Kate Siskel (@KateSiskel) April 5, 2014
6. I think this is a much bigger issue with a much younger audience than we realize.
7. Dear Lord, help me and my future son get through this awkward time. Xo, Cassy
8. I blame the Puritans for everything related to this problem.
How are men&women supposed to know that porn is hyper sexualized when there is no discussion of healthy sexuality #girlsarewatching
â€” Paulina Pinsky (@PaulinaPinsky3) April 5, 2014
9. Solid point.
â€” Cindy Pace (@savvycindy) April 5, 2014
10. So frightening, but so true. Â I know toddlers who already have a pretty large social media footprint.
“Social media kind of traps you. You start an image of who you are and then you have to maintain that in real life.” #girlsarewatching
â€” Slim Diddy áƒ¦ (@SlimDiddy_) April 5, 2014
11. Can we all start a slow clap for Mika, please? Â
â€” Karin Ryan (@KarinDianeRyan) April 5, 2014