Only day two of 2010 and the stories about girls in the news keep getting more surreal and tragic. Be it a baby farm in Nigeria, the revelation that Hollywood (and audiences) love girls abused or in danger, or calls to participate in exploiting pregnant teenagers, there is a great deal of work to be done to protect and nurture our girls. Even the act of googling 'girl' is a dangerous process, the Internet is not a safe place. Even those who claim to be protecting girls can be misguided at best. But there is always hope and action.
A simple start is just getting informed. The assault on girlhood comes in many forms in every culture. Learn about protecting girls in domestic labor in Haiti. Read Packaging Girlhood by Mary Lamb and Lyn Mickel Brown.
Find out ways you can start changing the world with your daughters.
Let us know what you think about the state of girlhood in 2010.