Through the Education Lens

Lipgloss: "The Gateway Drug" for Girls

CJ Westerberg, September 14, 2011 12:42 PM


"What's being sold to girls is . . ."

Three Short Videos

From the round-up of the "2011 Women of the World" Conference.  We selected two in the cultural genre and one in business, and many more in the political/global sphere which are well worth the visit.

Education doesn't just happen in the classroom:

Video #1 - Lipgloss:  The Gateway Drug

"Rachel Simmons, co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute, shared stunning data during the segment "Raising Strong Girls, Raising Strong Leaders." Simmons said that marketers have identified pre-teen girls as central in directing their families' purchases, and are buying makeup at increasingly younger ages."

Video #2 - Why Women Don't Negotiate for Themselves
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, has a real revelation, that women know instinctively, but may have never expressed it - quite this way:

While women are terrific negotiators, they cannot negotiate for themselves. 

Video #3  -  What Does the Jersey Shore Do for Women, MTV?
You may be surprised by this conversation - it's not what you think.  Wouldn't exactly call this advancement, but . . .
Videos Below

Originally published The Daily Riff March 2011

Related  posts The Daily Riff:
Pretty Blown Away
Being Parented to Be Sexualized and Snippy?  (A Daily Riff classic)
Girls go to college. Boys start tech businesses. Ouch.   by C.J. Westerberg
David Brooks Says Chinese Mom is Coddling Her Children.
Are Chinese Moms Better Than American Moms?   by C.J. Westerberg

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