Posts tagged "puberty"

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes]
A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

Girl Regrets Faking Her Period In Hilarious Tampon Commercial

I have a distinct memory of being 12 years old and seeing one of my closest girl friends go off to huddle with another girl at school. “What were you talking about?” I asked her later. “Oh, we both just got our periods so….” she explained, her voice trailing off in such a way that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2014

Mom Leaves “Please Stop Masturbating” Sign For 13-Year-Old Son

Puberty is rough — rougher still when you ignore your mother’s warnings to stop wiping jizz on her nice bathroom towels. If this Redditor’s 13-year-old son doesn’t start depositing his spank bank splooge into tissues soon, he’s going to find his bedroom redecorated with Justin Bieber towels and My Little Pony decor. Way harsh, Mom.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

Michigan Mother Is Very Concerned About Anne Frank’s Clitoris

Meet Gail Horalek, the busybody parent to top all busybody parents. She is very concerned that her daughter’s copy of The Diary Of A Young Girl is pornographic. It would seem that it’s not offensive enough that a vibrant young woman was a victim of the Holocaust. It’s also very offensive that Anne Frank played…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2013

The Top 7 Most Absurd Puberty Videos

A special experience in every woman’s life is the day she sits through a 45-minute sex ed class in middle school, trotting out after the fact clutching a plastic bag with deodorant, a tampon and a pamphlet called “What’s Happening to My Body?”  Sex ed class is something that no one really remembers, only because…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 11, 2013

9 Books That Made Us Terrified Of Puberty

One of the things that comes along with being a young and voracious reader is that people give you books to read, or recommend books to you, or require you to read books when they haven’t really thought about the consequences. After all, if it’s got a Newbery medal on it, it can’t be that…

By: The Mary Sue / July 15, 2012

Would You Throw Your Daughter A Menarche Party?

Ahh, periods. The first time Aunt Flow comes to town is a momentous and sometimes upsetting experience. But it doesn’t have to be! A company called Menarche Parties R Us wants to help you create a lifetime of memories by feting the first expulsion of the uterine wall. Play games like Pin the Ovaries, the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 20, 2012

Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius recently overruled scientists at the Federal Drug Administration and blocked a move to allow for Plan B emergency contraception, also known as the morning after…

By: Veronica Arreola / January 2, 2012

Girls Who Start Menstruating Early Are More Likely To Suffer From Depression

I got my first period when I was 12 about to turn 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2011

Did Your Mom Prepare You For Your Period?

In my middle school years, I learned about the menstrual cycle the same way I think most of my girlfriends did — through biology class, Judy Blume books and gossip. My mom told me zilch. My older sister prepared me for nada. Of course, parents these days, a generation later, are much more proactive i…

By: Joanne Hinkel / November 19, 2010

Were You Clueless About Sex Growing Up?

My first introduction to s-e-x was at the New England Aquarium in Boston when I was in 4th grade. My friends and I were on a Girl Scout trip and let’s just say us Girl Scouts knew about more than just tasty cookies after watching a pair of rock hoppers in the penguin pen. The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2010

Quotable: Kim Kardashian Tried To Pray Her Breasts Away

“I remember crying in the bathtub. I took a washcloth, made it hot, put it over my chest and prayed, ‘Please don’t let them grow any bigger. They’re embarrassing me.’ All my friends were super skinny, and that just wasn’t my body type. But I watched my mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and…

By: Annika Harris / May 19, 2010

Puberty Is Horrible, But These Stories Are Funny … Now

Puberty sucked on so many levels. Even if your mom (let’s face it, moms were usually on puberty duty for their daughters) prepared you with every book and lecture possible, you, no doubt, have at least one puberty horror story, too. It took a long time to get over the embarrassment of sprouting breasts, periods,…

By: Annika Harris / February 24, 2010

Puberty Looked Way More Fun In The ’80s

Ever wished you could travel back in time and tell the 11-year-old you that everything was going to be all right … once you got boobs? Well, this totally ’80s PSA about puberty has made your dreams come true — and with rad colored squiggly lines and geometric shapes like the “Saved By The…

By: Simcha / January 6, 2010

Girls Spouting Boobs A Year Earlier Than They Did A Decade Ago

According to a new study, today’s girls are reaching for bras about a year earlier than they did 15 years ago. Yep, for some reason, it looks like girls are going through puberty much earlier than they did generations ago. Young women who blossom early are more likely to have problems with breast cancer, depression,…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 29, 2009