Category Archives: girlsCAN!

Urging female college party-goers to take responsibility for their safety: sound advice or victim blaming?

Emily Yoffe’s article of October 15, recommending female students attending college parties avoid getting so intoxicated that the odds of falling victim to sexual assault increases, has polarized feminists responding to the article. Some viewed the article as reiterating practical, … Continue reading

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NYC Starts Initiative to Boost Girls’ Self-Esteem

New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced an new city-wide initiative aimed at combating the popular media’s messages that often undermine girls’ self-esteem and body image. The “I’m Beautiful the Way I Am” initiative is aimed at helping girls … Continue reading

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Innovation Through Combination – A Multi-Faceted Approach To Stamping Out Gender Stereotyping

During development of the girlsCAN! program, we knew that something innovative and effective would be needed in order to create a program that would provide girls with effective methods for changing how males view them. A century of feminist movements … Continue reading

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Origins – The Motivation Behind GenderEqual and girlsCAN!

Current Events Provides the Spark One day last July I was reading a news story about a male harming a female. I’d read so many similar stories during that period that I can’t even remember the details of that particular … Continue reading

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Welcome to the girlsCAN! blog

Welcome to the first entry of the girlsCAN! blog!.

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