How are girls portrayed in the media? How does this impact their decisions, behaviors, and sense of self? Join us as we explore these topics and offer some iQ: smartparent advice on how to talk with your children about gender inequity in the media. | Show Resources
Dr. Deborah Gilboa is a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four sons, and a professional parenting speaker and writer. She follows three basic principles when guiding parents from toddlerhood to young adulthood: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. Her website is www.AskDoctorG.com.
M. Gigi Durham, Ph.D. holds a joint appointment in the Department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in leading academic journals, including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Theory, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Women's Studies in Communication. She is the author of The Lolita Effect (Overlook, 2008) and the co-editor, with Douglas M. Kellner, of Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks (Blackwell, 2001, rev. 2006).
Rebecca Gaynier is the Founder of iTwixie.com, a smart, fun website for tween girls that was selected by Family Fun Magazine as one of the Top 10 Fun Websites. Rebecca worked in NYC for nearly 10 years, at some of the world's biggest advertising agencies, with some of the world's most iconic kid brands, like Oreo and LEGO. She also writes her own blog, www.arunningmom.com.
Jennifer Stancil is the Executive Director of Educational Partnerships at WQED Multimedia and oversees the department’s efforts in educating children and adults alike. Jen has launched numerous education programs throughout her career, such as the Girls, Math and Science Partnership, GirlTalk Radio, and Braincake.org – an international online community of girls that allows them to explore different career paths, especially in science and technology.