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Monday
Jan162012

The Week's Girl Links

In an effort to keep you informed about what's happening in the world of girls, we will be bringing a weekly set of links to media around the web.  If you see one we miss or there's a topic issue you'd like to see us cover, let us know @NWGCoalition or by email.

Science Fair Winners - The young women that swept Google's Science Fair were on a panel at Tedx-Women and also were interviewed offstage by Global Girls Media.  Then there's this story of one of the Intel Science Competition finalists, who is not only inspiring for her work with shellfish but also for persevering even as her family became homeless.

“Mom, I’m Fat:” One Mother’s Inspired Response to Her 7 Year Old

Princess Possibilities - One article wonders about the rise of princess-themed businesses while another offers Six Princess Books for Parents Who Really, Really Hate Princess Books.  Also make sure to check out Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, when she comes to Town Hall on February 15th.

Girls and Math: Busting the Stereotype - Last month's study took an in depth look at test score data, and once again, determined it's not about ability - It Doesn't Add Up.  What's more - Surprise! Gender equality makes everyone better at math!

LEGO Friends vs. LEGO Education: What’s the lesson here? - A great roundup of the firestorm Lego ignited with their new Lego Friends minifigs and marketing campaign for girls, including a summary of last week's Tweetup sponsored by Nancy Guver from New Moon Girls and commentary on the disconnect with the Lego Education division.

Tech Tips For Parents and Teens - First, Facebook, Nice Girls and Self-Worth gives a good look at how offline and online issues with image collide for girls.  Tech challenges cut both ways and some wonder are Parents Too Plugged In? That’s What Our Kids Say.

Is Boredom Good for Children?

Girl Scouts of Colorado Support Transgender Youth - Enough said (unless you really want to want to give the controversy more attention).