Where the Girls Are, Intro, Ch. 1-2


Why does she believe it is necessary to examine media and pop culture?

What does she say about the overall nature of the messages media presented to young girls?

How does she tie these messages to feminism?


Chap 1

What factors/events contributed to growing social importance of girls in postwar period?

How did media contribute to a more negative or subordinate image of women?

Why does she single out Disney for criticism?         

Why was Jackie Kennedy so significant?


Ch. 2

What factors contributed to the pressure on women to stay at home in early postwar years?

What contradictory images existed that challenged stay at home mom?

How did the media images and messages affected younger generation of girls views of their moms?