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More Than Just Thin Mints: Girl Scouts Introduce New Bill for Positive Female Imagery in the Media

The Girl Scouts of America introduced a bill to Congress today that would establish a national task force to develop guidelines to promote positive images of girls and women in the media.

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The bill, called the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925), is part of the Girl Scouts efforts to engage the government around health and well-being issues that affect young girls.  The legislation encompasses media literacy programs, research on the effect of media on young people, and an all-around promotion of healthier media images for youths.

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With kids consuming more media than ever before, early initiatives like the ones planned in this bill are a great way to secure a positive attitude towards women in the minds of young girls and boys.  We have our fingers crossed for the Girl Scouts and their new bill!

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