Achieving media literacy

Posted by Catherine Bailey Jan 1, 2011 , ,

Flipping through the channels, I encountered one of those new prime-time game shows trying to emulate the success of “Deal or No Deal” by using a dark, high-tech set, a comedian host, and regular people competing for big money.   After watching only moments of a recent Christmas-themed episode, I wondered…Read More

Sex Sells! But at what cost to women and girls?

Posted by Michelle Adler Dec 12, 2010 ,

Whether it be reality show hot tubs or magazine articles about how to please one’s partner, we are constantly bombarded by images and representations of sexuality. As our culture increasingly shifts toward highly liberalized social norms, the media reflects and exacerbates the central role sexuality plays in pop culture.

While the…Read More

SWSG Gets Active!

Posted by Meghan Trombly Nov 11, 2010 ,

Most of us know that being physically active is an important element to maintaining a healthy life.  Participating in physical activities helps youth build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases.  In addition to positively impacting youth’s physical health, physical activity …Read More