So yeah...I do a lot of bitchin’ here on Reign about girls being conditioned by the media and pop culture to be sexy, flirty playthings and not the smart, strong, powerhouses they're capable of being.
And yeah...I have a bit of an obsession for analyzing ads, music, television shows, toys, clothing trends, the beauty industry, current events and anything else that feeds the beast that gives our girls the limiting impression that their power lies in their “hotness”. It’s what I do, ok?
But sometimes, even I need to sit back and take a look at the bigger picture. Yes, there is a lot of stuff going on that makes me want to yank my hair out in big fuzzy hand fulls; but then there’s also this...
Karina Pasian, 16 @ War. Nice. I'd sure rather see 8-year-olds singing along to this instead of some of the other songs that are gracing the airwaves.
Of course, one enlightened girl-child does not a cultural revolution make, but she's a refreshingly smart step in the right direction.
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