Tag » Tweens
Tons of pre-tween You-Tubers are following a massively popular subject, and it’s not Justin Beiber anymore. A quick Google search of American Girl Web Series will lead you to a gold mine of complex, well written, and dynamic videos made by and for young women.   Browsing through AG You-Tube channels you will find everything from music videos starring the dolls, to dark dramas about real issues like bullying in schools. The series titled Aspen Heights is a cross between The Hills, Degrassi, and a dark Shakespearian comedy. Read More
At this point, if you are a feminist you are probably aware of the absurd squawkings of Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-ERA, hyper-conservative, anti-feminist activist--her most recent offense being an op-ed authored for the Christian Post about how us poor feminist are going to die alone if we get equal pay. No, really. She actually believes it. From BUST's blog response to the op-ed:  The most shocking and insulting words perhaps are these: “the pay gap between men and women is not all bad because it helps to promote and sustain marriages. Read More
Ever since I became a full-fledged fangirl for Tweens, I’ve been dying to hear anything and everything from the trashy punk-rock Cincinnati trio. Their doo-wop-inspired songs and teenage angst-y lyrics will make you want to dance your heart out and then crash your ex-boyfriend’s house party. Now they’ve released a video for “Forever,” a garage-pop track about feeling just a little anxious about commitment. Though the video is far from that serious of subject matter: it’s the high school prom you wish you’d gone to. Read More
I fell in love with Tweens when I first pressed “play” on their Bandcamp page for the track “Be Mean.” It’s snarky, it’s catchy, it’s rambunctious, and just plain fun. The Cincinnati natives take hints from garage-punk bands like the Mummies and classic girl groups to make noisy, trashy punk-pop music. Bridget Battle is the bold, energetic frontwoman of Tweens whose super sassy vocal stylings might remind you of Bay Area rock ‘n’ roller Tina Lucchesi of Trashwomen and Bobbyteens fame. Read More
  Finally, someone has taken it upon themselves to create jewelry for that previously unadorned canvas, your crotch. That's right ladies, now you can hang cute, sparkley jewels from your pants. You can even wear it with your bathing suit! The video for this is amazeballs, but if you are in the office, make sure to turn it down before you start it 'cause it may just knock your socks off. Seriously, after watching this I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn't suddenly 1998. Brit & X-tina would have totes rocked this look on their bootylicious low-rise flairs. Read More
Embroidery enthusiast Lucky Jackson has made it her mission to create a new work of embroidery for every day of the year, with the clever mantra "Less Bitchin' More Stitchin'" in mind, according to her Etsy shop announcement. And if that’s not ambitious enough, her project is already taking on a second year of operation.  After Jackson finishes a piece, she posts it on her website for viewers to comment on and ask questions about. But Jackson isn’t just whipping up your average vintage embroidery catalog pieces. Read More
After New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight, came out earlier this week to a chorus of sarcastic “who knew?” and “who cares?” Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon.com took it upon herself to explain pre-teen gals attraction to gay pop stars. According to Williams, heartthrobs occupy a brief moment of innocence in a young girl’s sexual awakening. A time when a young girl “wants a boy like those purity vow-taking Jonas Brothers. A boy like Bieber. Read More
An NPD Group market research survey reports an increase in tween (8-12) girls' regular use of mascara, eye liner, and lipstick compared to 2007, while overall use of beauty products by teens (13-17) and young women (18-24) is declining. In the past two years mascara use among tweens has almost doubled, from 10% to 18%, as well as eye liner, from 9% to 15%.  Notably, the study defined "regular usage" as at least once a month, which isn't very often. So luckily swarms of 10-yr-old girls probably aren't loading on the makeup daily. Read More