Body Image & Wellness

Unattainable and idealized images of women’s and girls’ bodies are visible in every aspect of advertising and mass communication. Women and girls are bombarded constantly with messages that treat them as objects of sexual fantasy and exploitation or that demean them. Popular culture promotes unrealistic standards of beauty and makes women – particularly young women – susceptible to distorted body images, low self-esteem and psychological and eating disorders. The multi-billion dollar cosmetic surgery industry poses increased health risks for women, including life-long disfigurement. Researchers in our network are documenting negative messaging while encouraging a healthy representation of female beauty in which intellect, creativity and character trump thinness and physical perfection.

Women's eNews

Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy.
 
With writers and readers around the globe Women's eNewsaudience stretches from New York City to New Delhi and all points between, reaching an estimated 1.5 million readers each year.

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New York, NY 10007
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http://www.womensenews.org/
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Rita Henley Jensen, Editor in Chief

Corinna Barnard, Editor

Juhie Bhatia, Managing Editor

Perrie Rizzo, Director of Development

Charlotte Cooper, Director of Marketing
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Access & Disparities, Advancing Women's Leadership, Advertising, Marketing & Stereotypes, Body Image & Wellness, Business & Entrepreneurship, Caregiving, Climate Change & Women, Diversity & Leadership, Domestic and Workplace Violence, Globalization, Arts & Activism, Disabilities, Diversity & Inclusion, Eco-Activism, Economic Development & Microfinance, Glass Ceilings & Barriers, Human Rights & Security, Trafficking and Prostitution, Communications, Media & Gender, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discrimination, Disparities & Access, Employment & Unemployment, Green Technology & Energy, Immigration & Migration, Violence Against Women, Global, Culture & Identity, Disparities, Housing, International Organizations, Sustainable Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Family & Society, Leadership in Government, Politics, and Business, Mental Health, Older Women, International Education, Leadership Pipelines, Peace & Peace-building, Population & Reproductive Rights, Poverty, Globalization, K-12, Reproductive Health, Safety Nets, Women in STEM, Women, Girls and War, Sexuality & Gender, Taxes & Tax Reform, Title IX, Women in History, Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, Women & Girl Heads of Household, Women's Movements, Women's Networks, Work - Life Balance, Communications, Culture & Society, Economic Development & Security, Education & Education Reform, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Globalization, Human Rights & Security, Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), Violence, Women's & Girls' Leadership
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My Health Matters!

Stand Up and Say: My Health Matters!


The National Organization for Women – NYC is asking feminist leaders, writers, and advocates to get on board early with our My Health Matters YouTube campaign that we are launching this week, to counter the discriminatory and anti-woman agenda being proposed in Congress. We’re just rolling this out, and we need to build a critical mass of pioneering advocates to give the campaign momentum. We hope we can count on some of you to be among that group! All the details on the campaign are here. Videos can be found on YouTube. Simply search “My Health Matters.”

URL: 
www.nownyc.org/women/index.php/home/issues/issue-page-1-repro-rights/my-health-matters.php

Endangered Species: Preserving the Female Body

Date/Time: 
03/18/2011 - 03/19/2011

Endangered Species: Preserving the Female Body is an international summit to challenge the toxic culture that teaches women and girls to hate their bodies. The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, the event’s sponsor, will launch a comprehensive, worldwide campaign in collaboration with the leading organizations and individuals already on the front lines of this public mental health epidemic. This campaign will engage government officials, educational institutions, multi-national corporations, the fashion industry, and the mainstream media to join us in creating a new visual culture one where the diverse, real beauty of women and girls is valued and magnified.

The time is now. Take back your body. Re-imagine the world.

Date: March 18-19, 2011
Location: 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
To register, and for more information, click here.
 

National Coalition of Girls' Schools

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) is a leading advocate for girls’ education with a distinct commitment to the transformative power of all-girls schools. The Coalition acts at the forefront of educational thought, collaborating and connecting globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world.

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PO Box 5729
Charlottesville, VA 22905
Ph. 434-205-4496
Fx. 434-205-4486
http://www.ncgs.org/



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Megan Murphy, Executive Director
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Leslie Coles, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Programs
E-mail: lcoles@ncgs.org

Olivia Haas, Director of Strategic Communication & Research
E-mail: ohaas@ncgs.org

Paige Rannigan, Director of Member & Administrative Services
E-mail: prannigan@ncgs.org
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SPARK Summit--Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge

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10/22/2010

Challenging the Sexualization of Girls
Hunter College, NYC

What is SPARK?

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Who's Your Feminist Pop Culture Icon?
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Calling All Creative Thinkers! "Loved Bodies, Big Ideas" Contest

Do you have ideas on how to transform our body-hating culture into one of size acceptance and body love?  Submit them today!  As part of the March 2011 "Endangered Species: Preserving the Female Body" conference, The Women's Therapy Centre Institute is hosting a BIG IDEAS contest.  All you have to do is answer this question:

What is one bold action that could make the world truly value the diversity of women and girls’ bodies?

For details, click here


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NATIONAL PARENTS' DAY FORUM: Reclaiming Diversity

July 27, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird

As I began collecting background research for National Parent’s Day and the vast diversity of families in the United States, I kept running across amazing articles and resources–too many to use for just one post. So here you are: a round-up of interesting programs, articles, and very cool maps–all in the interest of reclaiming National Parent’s Day. 


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