Don’t talk down to little girls

Don’t talk down to little girls: Lisa Bloom explains why.

This is a thought-provoking article about the way people interact with little girls.  She tries not to focus on how cute they are, but to make an intellectual, personal connection.  It’s a salutary reminder of just how much emphasis we all place on how little girls look instead of who they are and what they think and feel.

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4 Responses to Don’t talk down to little girls

  1. This is a great article, Janette. Thanks for sharing it. I’ll try to remember this with my 2 granddaughters and other girls.

    • Janettes says:

      You’re welcome! It certainly made me think about how I talk to the little girls I know…

      • I gotta tell you, this discussion hit home today. I cringed when a friend of mine met my 3yo granddaughter, and the first thing she said to her was, “Do you know that you are a BEAUTIFUL little girl?” I felt compelled to add, “She’s smart too!”

      • Janettes says:

        I know! Once you start noticing how people talk to little girls, it really is disconcerting how much of the conversation is about their looks. I’m seeing it all over the place now.

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