Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's been WAY too long

I hope that by writing this post I am signaling a return to publishing this blog on Girls and Media. It doesn't always work out that way, but I like to hope that if I'm making some kind of public "announcement" (to all three of my faithful readers! ;-)) that I actually will stick to it. So much work in the realm of girls and media has been done over the past year, and yet, there's so much disturbing fodder to write about. And speaking to that thought, here's a new headline from this morning that you can ponder:

Miley Cyrus' little sister the new face of kiddie 'lingerie' line

More on that later. Actually, I'm booked to appear on Twin Cities Live tomorrow to talk about that topic as it relates to parenting.

And I feel slightly -- but only slightly -- more equipped to speak of parenting because six months ago, I became a parent myself. I had a wonderful baby girl ... who will never be allowed to own a Bratz doll, wear inflatable high heels for babies, or watch and admire "The Girls Next Door." And for goodness' sake, NO LINGERIE. This isn't so much about being a feminist girls studies scholar as being a parent. There you go.

Looking forward to more discussions about girls and media in the coming months.