Fathers and Daughters Newsbytes

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Shield Your Daughter from Exploitation

In the entertainment and advertising industries, exploitation of the female body is part of the cost of doing business. Fashion, film, television, and magazines bombard our daughters with unrealistic ideals about their bodies, perpetuating the likelihood that they will develop an eating disorder, low self-esteem, and feelings of depression.

As parents, it is up to us to shield our daughters from the insidious effects of exploitation.

Did you know that…

Parents are the linchpin to breaking the vicious cycle of hyper-exploitation of girls in our culture. Dads & Daughters’ one-of-a-kind education, research, and advocacy is a dynamic resource that helps parents to teach their daughters to think critically about exploitation of girls and women in American culture.
Source: Dads & Daughters

Why are Girls Reaching Puberty at such a Young Age?

Shellie Bailey-Shah writes an article for KATU News in Portland that asks why girls are developing at younger and younger ages. It seems that the same factors that speed up the process in girls have the opposite effect on boys.
Source: www.katu.com/team2/story.asp?ID=85714

Tomboys: Born or Made?

According to a new study, testosterone levels during pregnancy could make a difference between the little girl who likes playing ball and the girl who prefers playing "house."
Source: content.health.msn.com/content/article/53/61194.htm?lastselectedguid={5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}

Why Put Your Kids Through Emergency First Aid Training?

Rose Pullen, 15, could barely hear the screams of her father, who was trapped under a car. But she did hear them, and, thanks to some just-in-case training, managed to extricate her dad – just-in-time.
Source: www.centralmaine.com/news/stories/020731girl_sav.shtml

Apple Pie Aired 6/23/02 on ESPN2

A new film, "Apple Pie" by Mary Mazzio (1992 Olympic Rowing Team), aired on June 23 on ESPN2. This film captures intimate histories and private moments between athletes and their mothers, and the power and strength and backbone of women - and what they instill in their children. The film features Hockey medalist Cammi Granato and her mom Natalie, Mia and Stephanie Hamm; Indy driver Sarah Fisher and her mom, Reba, among many others. Mazzio also wrote, produced and directed the award-winning film "A Hero for Daisy." Check your local listing for the broadcast time in your area. Learn more at www.applepiemovie.com

Lives Improve Through Engineering: LITE Program for Girls Only!

Do you have a 2003 graduate who's interested in engineering? Encourage her to apply for a two week residential program at Kettering University. Participants will learn all about a future in engineering through hands-on labs, visits to a crash test lab, grad school and medical school, and through interaction with successful women in the engineering field. Don't Delay! Applications are due by May 1st.
Source: Dads&Daughters, www.admissions.kettering.edu/lite.cfm

Take a Video Store Field Trip

Take your daughter and browse through the covers of the videos and DVDs at your favorite rental shop. While viewing covers, think about the following questions that pertain to leading roles for women: How many covers feature women prominently? How many women are pictured without men? How many women are posed in a sexual way? How many men and women are shown with weapons? Is violence against women implied on the cover? Sit down and share your perspectives with one another. From the new issue of the newsletter Daughters: For Parents of Girls, subscribe

Ten Ways to Encourage Daughters' Participation in Sports

The Women's Sports Foundation compiled a list of ten things fathers can do to encourage their daughters to participate in sports, stay active, and eat healthy. Source: www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/issues/family/article.html?record=785

Working Towards Equitable Language in Sports

"In basketball tonight Duke beat North Carolina, Purdue upset Notre Dame, and now, turning to the women, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Bruins." It's great to hear women's sports included in newscasts, but what does this association tell your daughter about her place in sports?

How about the term "man-to-man coverage"? Efforts need to be made by everyone in sports: announcers, coaches, players, and parents need to pay attention to gender equity in the language they use in order to truly give female athletes the respect they deserve.
Source: www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/issues/disc/articlehtml?record=872

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Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do. But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there. Venus Williams, US tennis champion

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