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alternatives for girls

Our picks of sources providing girls and young women with lots of fun and helpful alternatives to help shut out the “noise” of more harmful media! Do you have suggestions for what to add? Let us know.

For teens

Drop Dead Gorgeous (DVD)

New From: $34.91 USD In Stock

Mean Girls (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)

New From: $0.55 USD In Stock

Real Women Have Curves (DVD)

New From: $2.90 USD In Stock

Feministing — Young feminists blogging, organizing, kicking ass

How I Look Journal — This journal-format self-esteem guide provides age-appropriate information on self-concept, stress management, growth and development, media awareness, healthy lifestyle, self-talk, role models and clothing tips to improve body acceptance (ages 9-16)

Rookie Mag — A hip, independent publication for teen girls that features themed monthly “issues” 


For younger girls (through age 12)

A Mighty Girl — The world’s largest collection of books and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls

Fight Fun with Fun! List by Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter — Resources, ideas, suggestions, Recommendations That You Can Say YES To! (ages 3-9)

Great Books for Girls by Kathleen Odean — A thesaurus of picture books, novels, mysteries, biographies, folktales, sports books, and more to encourage and strengthen young girls

Let’s Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14 by Erica Bauermeister & Holly Smith — A mix of books for young girls featuring great diversity of cultures, races, and abilities all sharing the unifying factor of strong, resourceful female characters


Stuff to buy

Pigtail Pals and Ballcap Buddies – Apparel and gifts for full-of-awesome girls and boys! Redfining girly and reclaiming boyhood

Toward the Stars — The world’s marketplace for empowering gifts for girls (many gender neutral products)


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