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Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Slut-Shame Each Other?

There’s that scene in “Mean Girls” where Tina Fey, exasperated by the high school antics, shouts, “You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” I had just graduated from high school when the movie came out and sitting in the theater, I couldn’t believe how much this line resonated for me. All of a sudden, I was transported back to those halls I’d just escaped. I could hear the cool girls greeting each other at their lockers with the words, “What up, sluuuuut?”

Reclaiming words like bitch and slut may have started as something political, something third wave feminist, but the words ended up in malls, emblazoned in rhinestones on baby tees at Deb and Rave. Keep reading »

Quickies: Kate Moss’ Wedding Registry Is Crazy & Peter Falk Passes Away

  • Kate Moss’ bridal registry for her July 2 wedding to Jamie Hince is only slightly less redonkulous than Kim Kardashian’s. Moss asks for a silk rug, Cristal champagne, and 14 different ashtrays. [The Sun UK]
  • Peter Falk, best known for starring on “Columbo” and playing the grandfather in “The Princess Bride,” died last night at age 83. [Huffington Post]
  • Rihanna angrily tweeted at MTV Canada that their report that she may have tweeted yesterday, “I admit, I provoked Chris to hit me. It was not entirely his fault. #imSORRY,” calling it “BS.” I guess this is RiRi’s way of confirming her Twitter was hacked? [PopEater

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Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

  • A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio]
  • “People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.’” — Depressing quote from an article about Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s rumored presidential campaigns. [Politico]
  • In other Palin news, the UK’s Margaret Thatcher is really not interested in meeting her. [The Sun UK]
  • The EU has warned Germany, Austria and the Netherlands that they have to better integrate women into their workforces. [Daily Mail UK]

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Sex Ranking List Of Girls At High School Not Criminal, Expert Says

A 17-year-old high school student from a Chicago suburb was arrested Monday for allegedly creating and distributing a list of 50 classmates ranked in terms of their sexual desirability.

To be sure, it must have been humiliating for these girls to be derided with nicknames like “Fallen Angel,” “Blond Bombshell” and “The Hangover” — and to have their body parts and supposed level of promiscuity rated on a 10-point ranking system — while the lunchroom gang howled in amusement.

But as troubling as these accusations are, could a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, which the boy now faces, possibly stick? Not according to one expert. Read more… Keep reading »

Male Student Called Out For Wearing High Heels To School


A high school boy in Tampa Bay, Florida, was asked to leave school after he wore high heels to class. No, it wasn’t because other students made fun of him (which yes, they did). It was because the school had a problem with it. As one of the student’s friends explained, “He likes the way they make him feel. They make him feel more confident, and he just likes to wear them.” But, she continued, “The first time he felt shame was when he was called out of school.” School principal Bob Heilmann said he made the decision to have the boy remove his shoes because he was afraid the student would be bullied. “As a principal of a high school, I have to take the paternal side and make sure he’s going to be okay,” he said. “Anytime anyone goes out from, quote, ‘the norm’ or anytime anyone wants to make a statement, you have to be willing to take what comes with it.” What do you think? Should boys be allowed to wear heels to school? [Fox Tampa Bay] Keep reading »

High School Girl Fakes A Pregnancy For A School Project

Craziest. School. Project. Ever.

Gaby Rodriguz, a high school girl in Washington, faked a pregnancy for six months of her senior year as part of a school project on stereotypes. For the past six months, students at Toppenish High School in Washington thought Rodriguez, 17, was pregnant. Only her mother, her boyfriend, the principal, her best friend, a sibling, and a few teachers knew Gaby’s pregnancy was a fake. Keep reading »

Cameron Diaz Bought Weed From Snoop Dogg In High School

“We went to high school together. He was a year older than me … I remember him, he was very tall and skinny, wore lots of ponytails on his head. And I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him.”

Cameron Diaz tells George Lopez about going to the same school as Snoop Dogg. I am now trying to picture cheerleader Cameron rolling a spliff. [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: High School Finds List “Ranking” 50 Girls

  • A list ranking 50 female students and their body parts at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, has been intercepted by administrators. The list also refers to the girls with racial slurs. [WGNTV]
  • A Kentucky court has ruled that minors from other states can ask KY judges for permission to have an abortion without notifying or asking for consent from their parents. [Cincinnati.com]
  • The first-ever gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans museum has opened in San Francisco’s Castro district, as part of the city’s GLBT Historical Society. [Nerve]

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Jane Aldridge Constantly Violated Dress Code—Did Your Outfits Get You In Trouble, Too?

When you’re a teenager and have a closet like Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, you’d imagine that the high school halls would be your runway. Turns out, Jane’s dreams were often cut short because she was constantly getting in trouble at school for her fashion choices. In this video (starting around 42 seconds), she explains that “I felt so repressed by public school, how, like, they tried to make every kid the same and if you didn’t wear the same thing as everyone else then you had to go to, like, a special class … I was sent to the office everyday for the shoes I wore.” We admit that we were sometimes reprimanded for violating dress code—although our belly tops and showing bra straps were a far cry from Chanel platform heels.

What about you—were you ever sent to the principal’s office for your high school wardrobe? Did you act out with fashion as a teen? [Stylelikeu] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Should Have Dumped My High School Boyfriend

If you were porking someone the weeks leading up until Freshman Orientation and using the L-word, chances are you are “doing the long-distance thing” at college. And chances are a sizable percentage of your brain is elsewhere, when it should be focused on making new friends, pitching a column to the school newspaper, and discovering the least disgusting dining hall. I am here to tell you that it’s Band-aid time: that is to say, rip it off real quick. Do it. Dump your high school boyfriend.

Gather ’round, college freshmen, for a grizzled tale of love and loss from one who has been around the block. Keep reading »

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