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What media teach kids about gender can have lasting effects, report says

Gender stereotypes are messing with your kid.<p>It's not just one movie. It's not just one TV show. It's constant exposure to the same dated concepts in the media over and over, starting before preschool and lasting a lifetime -- concepts like: Boys are smarter than girls; certain jobs are best for …

Gender Differences in Movie Superheroes’ Roles, Appearances, and Violence

<i>Abstract: It is important to understand the content of media, as media can promote stereotypes that communicate what gender roles, appearances, and</i> …

Gender

A New Rating for TV and Movies Tries to Combat Gender Stereotypes

Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as fully formed characters: Does it have two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man? A yes meant pass. Now the nonprofit media watchdog group …

Watch Out! Classic Movies with Old-Fashioned Gender Roles

Child marriage

If we don't act now, more than 150 million girls will become child brides by 2030.<p>Every 2 seconds a girl becomes a child bride. It's time to …

Child Marriage

Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1093000/1093067_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534458929_fe9512249139ed3393b4a6d80a3f50e2<p><b>There is an alarming rise in the number of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan being forced into early marriages, according to the new figures from the</b> …

Brides

The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen’: Child marriage is as popular as ever in Bangladesh

On her wedding day, 15-year-old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last week in Manikganj, Bangladesh.<p>“It’s tradition for the bride to look shy and coy during the …

Human Rights

Child Marriage

Help Her Look Forward to a Brighter Future<p>STEAL THESE STATS<p>Steal These StatsIf trends continue, 142 million children will be married by 2020. …

Syrian mother's agony: why I made my teenage daughter become a child bride

Guardian<p>Dima's husband divorced her after two months, after complaining she was stubborn and childlike. She is now in Zaatari camp with her family but refuses to meet people or go to school. Photograph: …

Child Marriage Archives - ICRW | PASSION. PROOF. POWER.

The practice of child marriage is a violation of girls’ human rights. In addition to putting a girl’s health at risk, it hinders her ability to …

Child marriage

Child marriage, defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18, is a reality for both boys and girls, although girls are …

Child Marriage

June 2011

Why can 12-year-olds still get married in the United States?

By Fraidy Reiss<p>Michelle DeMello walked into the clerk’s office in Colorado thinking for sure someone would save her.<p>She was 16 and pregnant. Her Christian community in Green Mountain Falls was pressuring her family to marry her off to her 19-year-old boyfriend. She didn’t think she had the right to …

Child Marriage Facts and Figures - ICRW | PASSION. PROOF. POWER.

ICRW is leading efforts to find solutions that will eliminate the harmful traditional practice of child marriage.<p><b>Child Marriage Around the world</b><p>One …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Child marriage

Denial of rights<p>Child marriage denies girls the right to choose whom and when to marry – one of life’s most important decisions. Choosing one's …

LGBTQI

What is it like to be a child bride?

<b>Millions of girls across the world end up as child brides, despite the practice being outlawed in many countries. But some girls are defying their families' attempts to marry them off.</b><p>Some 10 million girls a year are married off before the age of 18 across the world, according to a Unicef report …

Child brides are a little-known, but very real, problem in America today

When she was 10, Safia Mahjebin started skipping school. She used to ride the New York City subways, aimlessly. "I just love riding the train," she says. "You ride from one end to the other, and then you go back. And then you get out at a few stops and just explore ... some stations are really …

Freakiest Ouija Board Stories Ever

<b>Ouija Board Stories and Experiences</b><p>The goal of this page is to become the biggest collection of Ouija Board stories on the net. Are Ouija Boards …

Paranormal

Horror Stories about Ouija Boards. Horrific True Stories!

Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker about ‘Horror Stories About Ouija Boards’. The articles, comments and posting on this site are copyright and appear …

Paranormal

5 Strange, Spooky, and Totally True Stories About the Ouija Board

The Ouija board still holds our imaginations more than 100 years after its creation. First advertised as "Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board," in 1891, it sold for just $1.50. The simplicity of its design — an alphabet board accompanied by a planchette — belied the long-running fascination people …

The Ouija Board Explained

At the twilight of the Victorian Age, hypnotists entertained audiences with their mysterious arts, seemingly severing the connection between will and …

Paranormal

WARNING Ouija Board Users! These True Horror Stories Show that Ouija is NOT a Game.

The Devils Work: 10 Terrifying True Ouija Board Stories

Although its roots date back to the ancient Egyptians, the Ouija board as we know it today was first sold as “Ouija, the Wonderful Talking Board,” in …

Paranormal

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Ouija in the Classroom - CSI

I teach seventh grade earth science in a rural school in northern Massachusetts. An important part of understanding science as a process, and not …

On Ouija Boards...

Some testimonies from Amazon:<p>"First off, a Ouija board is not a toy! I have not really used one seriously since around 1989. I can tell you that …

Ouija Boards: Paranormal Fantasies of the Subconscious

Who doesn’t love a toy that lets you communicate with ghosts? What if it could offer you a window into the spirit world via a piece of wood with …