Should we mandate positive images of women in the media? by Brittany Shoot in Change.org – Please visit the site to sign the petition
If it passes through Congress, the House (H.R.4925) and Senate (S.3852) bills, collectively known as the Healthy Media for Youth Act, would do a couple of key things. It would provide federal grant money for media literacy programs and youth empowerment programs and endorse research about the role and impact of girls’ and women’s images in the media. Best of all, it would enact a National Task Force on Girls and Women in the Media.
As Rachel at The F-Word.org points out, other countries have been considering similar legislation for a while now. With a whopping 90% of girls saying they feel pressured by the media to be thin, don’t we think it’s time to enact some girl-friendly legislation of our own?