How We Teach Girls to Have Unhealthy Self-Image

Rae Pica with Peggy Orenstein and Dr. Diane Levin

Some of us are victims; others of us are unwitting conspirators in a process that teaches girls that how they look is who they are. The impact is far-reaching. Our guests today discuss the impact of the early practices that lead to this belief and point the way to giving girls a healthy self-identity.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Peggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Dr. Diane Levin is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches a service learning course on the reconciliation process underway in schools in Northern Ireland and a summer institute on “Media Madness and Children.” She has written eight books including: So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood.
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