Since media is such a big part of our lives, it is important to look at what your daughter sees in the media. And it's even more important to influence her life by surrounding her (as often as you can) with strong female role models - in the media AND in real life.
In addition - TALK about female roles in the media. TALK about what real women do, what they look like, and how they take care of themselves.
Here's a list of movies from 2012 that featured strong female roles, from womensenews.org. Look at the ratings on these movies; some are for kids and others are more adult.
AND - for you adult women, keep your eye out for Eve Ensler's new play, Emotional Creature. It promises to be provocative and important as it addresses issues girls face as they grow up. The play is in New York right now; I hope it does a long cross-country tour. You may have seen Eve's Vagina Monologues; if so, you know she's not afraid to tackle uncomfortable issues - with wit and with wisdom. Read this article about the play and if you have a chance to see it let me know what you think!