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Young Girls Explain Why Beauty Standards Are So Impossible
4 Ways Social Media Can Undermine Girls and Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.
Washington, DC Psychologist, Relationship Expert
Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways.
Yes, Jennifer Lawrence Can Be A Body Positive Role Model
Having an existential crisis.
The problem with the body positivity movement is not Jennifer Lawrence. It is in fact very impressive to me that a "conventionally beautiful woman" cares about the effect that an unhealthy appearance could have on her young audience.
4 Bugs That Bite Every Girl
Founder and CEO of Blush, an online life coaching company for ...
Why is it that every girl seems to suffer from low self-esteem at some point during her life? There are many theories floating around, I am especially happy that women are taking a stand. However, my expertise comes from the opposite end of the spectrum.
The Message I Want All Girls To Hear
Junior at Marina High School
I believe that young girls need to learn how to perceive and react to social media, pop culture and entertainment in a more positive way. This isn't taught in schools, and I highly doubt that our parents can honestly understand social media to understand its effects.
How To Really Know If You're Ready To Wear Makeup
Student at Princeton University
Even as I played dress up with my friends, I couldn't picture them using real makeup of their own until they were actually moms themselves. Little did I know how much of a sway the beauty industry and society would have on them.
Why 'Average' Is The New 'Beautiful'
High school senior in Colorado
It's not about being the skinniest you can be. It's about being healthy and that's different for everyone.
Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans
Civil rights attorney; 1984 Olympic gold medalist in swimming
Mixing young girlhood and sexuality and selling it to male sports fans is ... just creepy.
The (Non-Cheesy) Confidence Advice Everyone Should Hear
I've been hearing "be confident and trust your instincts" for as long as I can remember. But, what is confidence? Confidence is accepting that compliment, even though you know you didn't put much effort on your hair this morning.
Why I'm Taking A Stand Against My School's 'Dress Code'
Junior at Lakeland Senior High School
You are literally sending the message to young girls, who are already struggling with self confidence, that hiding their body makes them more attractive. You are establishing a sense of shame in these young, developing minds and bodies.
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Has The Pressure For Perfection Become Too Much?
Camila Vincent de Urquiza
Student at Western High School
Being constantly told that being the wrong height, weight, hair color, eye color, skin color or "type" is what stands between you and your potential happiness is despicable.
Quit Body Bashing (We Mean It)
Troubling Number Of Children, Teen Girls Are Unhappy With Their Bodies
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Girl Hate: An Introduction
Rising college freshman from Maryland
"Look pretty fast!" was plastered on top of the page. Underneath were various makeup tutorials that took five, 10 and 15 minutes. I have nothing against lipstick and blush, but why did I have to paint on a new face to feel good about myself?
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