The purpose of our blog is to discuss topical issues, stories, and situations, as well as to share what we are up to and new ways for you to get involved. We are always searching for possible answers to the question: Why is a girl's worth culturally and historically relative?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tortured, Burned Alive, Beaten--Verbs about Girls in 2012

Badly beaten and traumatized Sahar Gul, who refused to be sold into prostitution, gets medical care in an Afghanistan hospital.
2012 has begun with nothing pleasant whatsoever in the news about girls, well, beyond the new Girl Scout cookie, which is questionably ‘good.’

It is disheartening and really delusional to think that the turning of a year on the calendar would mark anything more than another day when girls are neglected, mistreated, abused, sold, raped, or killed.

However, it is the continued denial/silence of the mainstream media and the public in general that is the most frustrating.

Doesn't it make you mad?  Just reading about all these horrible things is paralyzing. What does it take to act?

Equally where are the positive stories about girls? Surely they are out there.

What can you do?
  • Find a photo of yourself as a girl that makes you smile and put in on the fridge or on your desk--somewhere you will see it often--Remember what it was like when you felt invincible. 
  • Take a baby step and do something positive for girls today, then let us know about it. 
  • Participate in our HEROINES Quilt 2012 project.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

-Ashley E. Remer
Head Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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