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Thanks to this book, I am much more attuned to the effects media and pop culture have on extremely young girls.
I don't have any children yet--when I do, I may use some of the suggestions put forth in the book, but I will make sure I know the "real" facts before I open my mouth.
The authors of this book jumped around a lot, contradicted themselves frequently, and made many factual errors in their presentation.
You will want to throw things when you realize what companies are doing attempting to turn little girls into consumers. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sunshine
I purchased this book because I have several friends who are raising children in a world that continually attempts to manipulate their minds to "want" things that are not always... Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Michael Driskill
I'm going to keep this short. As noted above, this is a pretty interesting subject, and frankly I do believe that the media and our culture DOES, as they say, package girlhood. Read morePublished on May 18, 2011 by dragonladyofthelake
This book carries mostly common sense knowledge for the parent or person who is in the teaching path of the child. Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Lucero Mitchell
I bought this book thinking it would be an interesting look at consumer culture and children. There's a little of that in there. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by J. Warfle
It was awful! I felt like it was VERY feminist, VERY slanted, and very repetitive. The authors kept saying the same thing over and over. Read morePublished on March 10, 2009 by college reader
A great book that opens your eyes to the advertising industry's manipulation of "girl power". A must have for any parent with girl(s).Published on February 25, 2009 by Working Mom
This book needs to be taken with a larger than average dose of salt. The authors have fallen into that trap of making their case too strongly- instead of just letting the examples... Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by WordCynic
Great book! As a Life Coach for women/girls of all ages in recovery from an Eating Disorder or suffereing with body images issues, I highly reccommend this book to parents and kids... Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by Jamie