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Teenage Girls

The New Odd Girl Out: Why Social Media Makes Girls So Insecure

Rachel Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women
Rachel Simmons

A girl's social networking profile is a persona she constructs, a salve for the anxiety so many girls feel about relationships. All this, however, at a cost: the same tools girls use to alleviate insecurity are just as likely to inflame it.

Man Sentenced For Online Teen Student Photo Plot, Child Pornography

AP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

EASTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to at least nine months in prison for what prosecutors say was an elaborate online scheme to obta...

School's Out, Progress Is In

K. Sujata | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in publicly funded programs. It has increased girls' access to public education, extracurricular programs and, yes, athletics, for which it's best known.

I Am Real

Alanna Zabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Real Exercise: Mirror Exercise There happened to be a long line at the supermarket this morning. So while I waited my turn, I perused...

From Gamma Girls to Queen Bees: The Illusion of a Label

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rosalind Wiseman

By superficially labeling girl's and women's actions, Laura Sessions Stepp misses the larger implications and trivializes women's behavior and relationships.

Cybersexism Meets Its Match: High School Girls Demand Respect

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

The girls at my local high school are fighting back in outrage over a Social Network-style website that rates girls using sexually explicit and racist remarks.

Mean Girls and Media: The Teenage Fists of Feminism

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Feminism is ultimately about the freedom to chose and compete and be who you are -- also to tumble into the slime pit of excess. As cable television has learned, there's money in the mire -- lots of it.

Have You Ever Thought About Mentoring?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For those of you still sitting on the fence, you may want to know that mentoring not only helps a young person advance in their life, but it also helps you.

Girl Up Kicks off its 'Unite for Girls Tour'

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Girls joined together to kick off the Girl Up "Unite for Girls Tour," launching a movement of girl power across the country to help their peers in developing countries.

Empowering Girls, Girls, Girls and Women

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Only the formidable Bill Clinton together with his unstoppable Foundation can marshal the forces of good to begin to make fundamental change for future generations of girls and women.

Navigating The Teen Years: It's Their Job To Drive Us Crazy (LISTEN)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

My first instinct was to push harder, get stricter, take away every coveted piece of clothing in her closet--to show her who's boss. But who does that best serve? Her ... or me?

Waxing for Little Girls?

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

Is it necessary to start caring about aesthetics at such a young age of seven or eight? It seems excessive to take such a young girl to have her leg hair removed. A difference in opinions.

Nigeria Teens, Women Sold As Prostitutes In Ivory Coast

AP | LESEGO MOTSHEGWA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some Nigerian women and girls are being forced into prostitution in neighboring Ivory coast after being deceived with promises of...

Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon (VIDEO)

Posted 10.19.2012 | World

Affecting one out of every four girls, the brutal practice of "breast ironing" is on the rise in the African country of Cameroon. The procedure -- whi...

RED the Book: Return to Haiti -- and Haiti to Haitians

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Pride is local, especially in Haiti. We owe it to the people of Haiti to listen closely as we help them rebuild. After all, they are the ones who live every day with the results.

Improve the Lives of Girls in Developing Countries (VIDEO)

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Looking for an inspirational project to participate in with pre-teen or teenage girls? I just found out about a great idea that may interest you.

Empowering Incarcerated Teens: An Interview With Meade Palidofsky

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For 20 years, Meade Palidofsky has been working in juvenile prisons, helping young people find their voice and tell their stories through performance art. I learned about her incredible work through the documentary, "Girls on the Wall."

Excerpting I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eve Ensler

I am an emotional creature. Things do not come to me as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas. They pulse through my organs and legs and burn up my ears.

Eve Ensler's 'I Am An Emotional Creature'

AlterNet | Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ensler describes the result as "a call to girls, about girls, for girls, around the world, to be their authentic selves," to overcome the "pressures t...

Girls Heal Haiti -- and the World

Ann Shoket | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ann Shoket

I've seen again and again that the drive to give back and make an impact on the world is in the DNA of this generation of girls.

What Happens If Your Mother (Not Your Favorite Reality Star) Has Plastic Surgery?

Delia Ephron | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Ephron

In my research, what was so startling was how aware all teenage girls were of their mother's hatred of aging. One girl said, "Every time I wrinkle my forehead, my mother points it out and tells me not to."

Eve Ensler's New Book

The New York Times | DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Your new book, "I Am an Emotional Creature," is a collection of 30-plus fictional monologues in which you assume the confiding, often plaintive, voice...

RED the Book: Haiti Help -- Now And for Its Future

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Being in Haiti takes patience. In good times, the country runs haltingly. In these weeks, it is hard to imagine how things are running at all.

You Don't Have to Be Barbie: Girls and Media Literacy

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

In the last year, I joined the Board of Directors of Women's Expressive Theatre and Risk Takers. How could I not get involved? I have a daughter and I want her to know that she is unstoppable.

How to Handle My Eating Disorder in Your Home for the Holidays

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goldwasser

For those of us who have struggled with eating disorders, being home for this season -- the combination of food and family -- is an incredibly fraught scenario.