Monthly Archive for June, 2012

: June, 2012

Girl power: Children’s movies starring strong female characters

Merida, the spunky heroine with a messy mop of burnt orange curls atop her head, is like a breath of fresh air. She’s the star of Pixar’s new Brave, and unlike so many female protagonists in children’s films she’s not a prissy,…

School sunscreen ban leads girls to become severely sunburned

The images of two girls from Tacoma, Wash., who became badly sunburned after spending an afternoon outside at a school field day are painful to look at. Ouch! Why weren’t these girls wearing sunscreen? Teachers weren’t allowed to provide th…