MEDIAGIRLS Activities to Do with Your Girls
Watch our video of the week together:
Learn more about the challenge: www.mediagirls.org/MGchallenge
Q: What should I ask about this video?
1. How do you feel about what you just saw?
2. What messages do you think it sends to girls? What about to boys?
3. Is that a message you're on board with, and why or why not?
4. What did you love about it? Or, in what ways do you think it could have been handled better?
5. Do you want to respond to it? If so, see below.
Q: What can I/we do about it?
1. Write a letter to the head of the company or organization responsible for producing the media, saying what you love/hate the messaging. Here are some samples from MEDIAGIRLS.
2. Express support or outrage using social media by posting a link to the media with thoughts. Ex: "Check out this music video I just saw. Cool to see women as superheros instead of sex objects!"
3. Boycott products from companies who target girls in ad campaigns in sexist ways; support companies that lift up girls.
4. Create a response using media, whether it's making a short video on phone; writing a blog post, writing song lyrics, etc.
Tips for parents and educators:
Each first Monday of the month, we post on our blog concrete strategies to help kids critique the media messages they receive, and think through the kind of content that want to post.
Monthly tips for dads:
Each month, we will email you one concrete strategy for how dads and male guardians can stay close with their tween and/or teen girl(s). We'll show you how media can actually enhance your relationship! Click on the button below, and sign up.
Listen to our #MGPlaylists together: