Talking to Daughters About What They Wear

With clothing trends going more in the direction of being more revealing, parents are debating how to address concerns of appropriate wear while not body-shaming or slut-shaming their daughters. Different perspectives show a desire to empower their daughters and the anxiety that restricting what they wear will reinforce sexist ideas about sexual assault and harassment, as well as more conservative notions about how girls need to cover up. What seems to be pretty universal, however, is the notion that sensitive language around girls and their bodies is crucial.


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