A University of Minnesota study found that teenage girls who frequently read magazine articles about dieting were more likely five years later to practice extreme weight-loss measures than girls who never read such articles. The study further found that "girls in middle school who read dieting articles were twice as likely five years later to try to lose weight by fasting or smoking cigarettes, compared to girls who never read such articles. They were three times more likely to use measures such as vomiting or taking laxatives.
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When I was in middle school, I wanted more friends that were boys because I felt like girls were too much drama. We wear uniforms at my high school, but there are days when we can dress down. One Friday in 9th grade most of us were wearing jeans, skirts, or sweatpants.
The Harvey Weinstein saga might hopefully shine a light on a problem much closer to home: the issue of teen girls being sexually harassed at school. Adolescent girls get groped primarily in the hallways and classrooms at school, but girls also experience guys grinding on them on the dance floor at mixers and any place where they are not supervised. Sexual harassment is so common that many girls I have talked to have become numb to it.
Forgot my password. Maureen plays Minecraft and checks messages in her living room, where she was sitting when her principal called her parents to tell them about a nearly naked picture of their daughter that circulated around her middle school. She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks.
Dear Schools, Teachers, and Administration that blindly enforce overtly sexist dress codes that perpetuate rape culture. Stop Sexualizing girls. Stop victimizing girls.
News of a confusing ban on leggings and yoga pants at an Evanston middle school is sparking heated conversations around the nation. The fitted pants are apparently too distracting for male students. Juliet and Kevin Bond, both educators, are parents of a 7 th grade girl at the school, and they wrote a letter to the principal to express their concerns, as printed in The Patch and reported by Christine Wolf.
Every year at my school around Halloween, we have a door decorating contest. This year, my class decided to take fake mugshots of our teachers, where they could make any silly face they wanted. After taking the pictures, my friend a boy and I were at the printer watching the mugshots print out. The boy in question is a friend to this day, the kind of guy who gets good grades, is totally nice and is okay to just hang out with.
It's been less than years since women have been allowed to vote. Let that sit for a minute. Ya'll been in middle school at some point and you probably memorized that one little line in the constitution, "All Men Are Created Equal.
President of her class and involved in countless clubs and activities, she was desperate to break out of her rut. After several drinks, Valerie hooked up with an older guy from another town. When he found out her age, he got angry and called her a slut in front of everyone. On Monday morning Valerie was experiencing a different kind of attention.