Join our MEDIAGIRLS #xomg campaign!
We all have a say when it comes to media messaging, and it's time we let companies know when we like and dislike their ad campaigns. Our #xomg campaign allows anyone with social media to strike back against the mass media’s message that insists a girl’s self-worth depends on how “hot” and skinny she can be. It’s also a chance to celebrate inspiring “feel-good” content. The “x” is for “no way;” the “o” is for “circle-worthy because you love it;” and the “mg” is for “MEDIAGIRLS,” so we can find each others’ posts. Please don't use "x"s to judge the bodies of girls and women; it's about judging messages, not women! Tag us on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.
#xomg of the week
Our MEDIAGIRLS participants around Boston had mixed feelings about the cover of the magazine TEEN BOSS. They liked the idea of girls getting tips for starting a business and making cash. But they gave an "x" to all the "get rich quick" references and the fact that once again, we see media's version of the "perfect girl" featured, with girls of colors getting just a tiny inset.