New site (seeking writers)

Independent Girls is seeking writers to generate original content for the website and weekly newsletters. Writers will identify, research, and write about topics and trends salient to and in a style that appeals to and engages 9-15 year old girls […] Articles should answer questions girls have (or perhaps questions girls didn’t even know that they had) and an additional emphasis should be placed on developing the critical thinking skills.

The Henson photo scandal: so many knees jerking, so little real debate

I haven’t written about the matter here until now because I’ve had to sort out my feelings on this one: as someone who grew up in the social nudist movement I hate the way that nudity in any context has come to be automatically associated with pornography, and yet I see the necessity of ensuring that minors are not exploited for sexual imagery as well.