Teens, Body Image and Feminism: Reflections of a Former Women's Magazine Reader

When I was twelve-years-old, I had a subscription to Seventeen magazine. I had Tiger Beat posters of C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon and Rob Lowe all over my bedroom walls. This was back in the day when The Outsiders was the popular movie (and book -- I must have read it five times). It was the time of drop-waisted mini-skirts and Sarah Jessica Parker was just a teeny-bopper on Square Pegs --my then-FAVORITE show! ...more

Recently a lot of folks have been referencing Sassy...

Somehow, I missed Sassy--it wasn't on ...more

My Daughter, the Bully

When my daughter was in second grade, she spent most of her free periods lording over the playground. She decided what games were played and who played them. She decided who was “in” and who wasn’t. She decided if your Disney princess tee shirt was cool or so last year. On many days, she sent girls home crying to their mothers. The teachers told me she was a very self-determined little girl. The other parents told me she certainly knew her own mind. No one told me she was a bully. ...more
niclips  Attacking someone you don't know based on one post is a form of bullying as well. It ...more

Tales of the Schoolyard: Confession -- I Was a Bully

My daughter Isobel started seventh grade only two days ago. The moment she stepped into her schoolyard, my heart started racing with anxiety, even though she was happy to go back to school and appears to be socially well-adjusted. She's a good student, and -- as far as I know -- a good kid and a good friend. ...more
I was bullied. Quietly rejected, taunted, excluded every day of 5th ahd 6th grade. All for ...more

Controversy Over The New Emergency Contraceptive Approved By The FDA

I recently wrote a post about the controversial proposal of making birth control pills available over-the-counter, and in even more controversial news, on Friday the FDA approved a new (prescription only) emergency contraceptive. This new emergency contraception is not the morning after pill, but it's not an abortion pill either. ...more

The last line of your argument untangles the whole thing. "...of all the possible pregnancies it ...more

Controversy Over The New Emergency Contraceptive Approved By The FDA

I recently wrote a post about the controversial proposal of making birth control pills available over-the-counter, and in even more controversial news, on Friday the FDA approved a new (prescription only) emergency contraceptive. This new emergency contraception is not the morning after pill, but it's not an abortion pill either. ...more

The last line of your argument untangles the whole thing. "...of all the possible pregnancies it ...more

Controversy Over The New Emergency Contraceptive Approved By The FDA

I recently wrote a post about the controversial proposal of making birth control pills available over-the-counter, and in even more controversial news, on Friday the FDA approved a new (prescription only) emergency contraceptive. This new emergency contraception is not the morning after pill, but it's not an abortion pill either. ...more

The last line of your argument untangles the whole thing. "...of all the possible pregnancies it ...more

Controversy Over The New Emergency Contraceptive Approved By The FDA

I recently wrote a post about the controversial proposal of making birth control pills available over-the-counter, and in even more controversial news, on Friday the FDA approved a new (prescription only) emergency contraceptive. This new emergency contraception is not the morning after pill, but it's not an abortion pill either. ...more

The last line of your argument untangles the whole thing. "...of all the possible pregnancies it ...more