Today’s video is only about 5 minutes, and compelling.
High school senior Yanique Richards describes here how she feels personally violated by the daily barrage of sexualized images in the media. She speaks directly to younger girls, telling them to consider carefully what they want to associate themselves with. “You make the foundation of how you want to be envisioned,” she says.
“Ask questions, be knowledgeable,” she says to young girls. “Don’t be naive and think for one second the media isn’t trying to… sell something.”
Ileana Jimenez, a NYC feminism educator, adds that many of her students “know that what they’re looking at is trash.” They feel a responsibility to combat it, she said, but don’t know how.