Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Girl Scout-supported Bill Featured on PBS

Recently, the bill Girl Scouts was instrumental in crafting has been getting some substantial media attention. The Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925), co-sponsored by Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), was the subject of a feature story and spirited discussion on To the Contrary, the long-running news analysis television program on PBS. The story focused on body image and the legislation, and mentioned Beauty Redefined, the Girl Scout survey on girls and their attitudes toward fashion and the media. The discussion that followed, moderated by host Bonnie Erbe, touched on a number of issues, including whether the right advocacy approach should be more grassroots oriented rather than focused on legislation in Washington, D.C. It was a provocative and thoughtful discussion. Check it out via podcast (the segment starts at 16:45 mark) and let us know what you think.

For more coverage on Beauty Redefined, check out articles in The Anniston Star, The Ottawa Citizen and Cinematical.