sexualization of children

The SPARK Summit

 

The Spark (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge) Summit is happening in NYC on October 22nd.  

Oh, how I wish I could be there...because so many important thinkers, activists and educators are going to be convening to inspire and create change in our culture. 

Pole dancing dolls? Hooters-Girl-in-Training t-shirts for baby girls? Breasts used to sell everything from hamburgers to cars?  It's go to stop.

So please go to the summit if you can...

Girls, girls, girls

What? You didn't have the same outfit when you were eight?O, where to begin?

So these eight and nine-year-old girls danced their hearts out at a World of Dance contest in Pomona, California earlier this month.  And by all accounts, they were great.  Amazing even.  In fact, the Web is now chock-a-block (note my use of such a kick-ass expression) with professional dancers saying that they can't believe the dexterity and precision demonstrated by these girls.  

Yay them!