“How to talk to little girls”

A recent Huffington Post article entitled, “How to talk to little girls” by Lisa Bloom caught my eye this morning [no it’s not about how to be a successful pedophile]. Although the piece also serves the purpose of publicizing her book, I think it’s important to recognize the mindset that girls are growing into. The statistic that Bloom cites from her book — “fifteen to eighteen percent of girls under twelve now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly” — was alarming to me. I barely maintain eyeliner on a daily basis out of convenience — I can’t imagine having to wake up extra early in middle school [or even elementary school] just to apply makeup.

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