Saving The Selves of Adolescent Girls
An eye-opening look at the everyday dangers of being young and female, and how adults can help.
Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, “girl-poisoning” culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence – from undervalued intelligence to sexual harassment in elementary school – cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet girls often blame themselves or their families for this “problem with no name” instead of looking at the world around them.
Status: 1 in stock
Number of Pages: 304
Publisher: Ballantine Books
DC#: 305.2 P
1 in stock