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A teenage girl took a knife to her uncle in India took action when he tried to rape her for a second time, cutting off his penis.  Trigger warning: the second paragraph of this article includes a potentially triggering description of rape.  The girl, who reports have left unnamed (likely because of the stigma associated with rape), was ill and had been sent to visit her uncle Mahendra Mehta for a cure.  Mehta, a tantrik (one who practices the ... Read More
Carleigh O'Connell is a teenage girl from New Jersey. She had heard from some of her classmates that there was something at her local beach making fun of her butt and body shape. She went down to see and found the words ‘Carleigh’s ASS’ spray-painted onto the concrete. Most teen girls (myself included) probably would have gone home and cried if something like this happened to them, but not Carleigh. According to her mother’s Facebook post ... Read More
To me, most of today’s indie music feels like fluff: pop tarts and faux-alternative “stars” with songs that have no context and rarely any lyrical challenges. It seems like there’s a dearth of strong females who write catchy, strong rock music that deeply questions popular culture, femininity, misogyny, and women’s place in the world. But Brooklyn-based psychedelic R&B band Teen will restore your faith. Their second LP, The Way ... Read More
"The Six Ways We Talk About Teenage Girls," recently published on Salon.com, sheds light on a devastating double standard that teen girls deal with every day. The article maps out six ways in which society redefines age in order to justify a legal and mental lack of consent. As a culture, we seem to have adapted the patterns of Nabokov's novel, in which the main character lusts after a 12 year old girl, completely blinding himself to her mere facade of emotional ... Read More
When I think of pin-up drawings, I usually think of women sprawled out in compromising positions. But artist Sashiko Yuen puts a new twist on pin-ups with her beautifully imaginative drawings. Yuen’s characters are tougher than your average calendar girls-- be they snacking on body parts, gazing at the viewer menacingly or sporting loads of tattoos. The artist adds in playful pastel bouffants, vintage silhouettes, and odd dessert-themed adornments (some of ... Read More
As with Jordan Catalano’s group, "The Frozen Embryos" on the 90s TV show, My So-Called Life, band names don’t necessarily have to make sense. Especially when you’re a teenager-- they’re just another way to express bottled-up angst.  Although I could stare at pictures of early Mick Jagger all day, I'm less excited by band members than by the bands' names themselves. I just love coming up with names for fictional bands that will likely ... Read More
Remember when you were a young girl faced with a really tough dilemma, you thought to yourself, “If only someone could give me advice in my own, tween, rhyme-y wordplay language”? Well, someone has finally published the book you’ve been waiting for! After years of writing “Starlette Universe” as a comic in Pageantry magazine, creator Kathy Johnson has compiled a whole book that is “aimed at young girls and designed to appeal to ... Read More
Big Sky Works, the rad multidisciplinary arts and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is hosting another awesome show this Saturday, January 14th. Beginning at 8:30PM and lasting till 1:00AM, the show brings together a few of the hottest young names in music right now.  On the bill are The Indecent, Big Nils, and Toy Sugar, three teen rock bands that are making big waves in the music scene. The Indecent is set to release their major label debut ... Read More
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