The Girl Cell, Eve Ensler on TED

This TED Talk is worth the 20 minutes. Eve Ensler is amazing. The best part is the end when she monologues from her new book,I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.
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Madly In Love with Me Day, Feb. 13

Madly In Love With Me Day is Feb. 13. Most likely it's not a coincidence that it's the day before Valentine's Day. MadlyInLoveWithMe.com is sparking the party. (Perhaps Hallmark will catch on?) If you, or your daughter, have a difficult…
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Reproductive Coercion in Teens

Newsweek has an article about a phenomenon called Reproductive Coercion. Essentially, the male in the relationship is coercing the female to become pregnant so he can control her forever, through the child. After the baby, he reasons, he'll…
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Read Half The Sky Now - Join Female Abolitionist Movement of 21st Century

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide deserve a Pulitzer Prize. I'll go further and suggest that they should receive The Nobel Peace Prize for the work that culminated…
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Obesity Thunder Bay Website Fights Childhood Obesity

Listen, I took some slack for The Girl Revolution: Fit Girl Series I ran last year. Too obsessive, one reader said in her email. The thing is, childhood obesity has very serious health consequences for our children. Especially for our daughters…
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Avatar is Art, Female Characters Empowering for Women and Girls

Yesterday was one of those rare days when I witnessed a staggering work of genius. Astoundingly, I witnessed two. One of the works of genius is likely to change all media forever. Of course I mean James Cameron's Avatar. It is Epic. In…

Sexual Harassment

One of the high school students, I was at a computer by the door and he was out in the hall, just blew kisses at me. He then mouthed the words, Call Me! I gave him a disproving look and turned away to ignore him. I feel I should do something…
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Four Generation Makeover

My parents have been in town. Very exciting and fun for all of us. We went to the best hairdresser in all of East Texas, Crystal, and got a Four Generation Makeover. My aunt, Janice. My grandmother, Viola. (I think she looks sooo hip!) My…