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Miley Cyrus: HOW DARE SHE AGE! It’s not just crusty old farts who are scandalized by the “overt sexualization” of that brazen hussy. The New York Times spoke with a handful of middle school teenyboppers who miss her good, clean fun. Girls think Miley has “gone too far” and some of them are marching off in a huff. Keep reading »
Even if ‘tweens totally terrify you, you must show them some love for what they consistently do well—they bring the mother-effing ruckus. No matter what year, no matter what conditions, no matter what cute boy is involved, ‘tweens are kind of like cockroaches. Nothing on earth can keep them from causing a hysterical scene over the objects of their young affections. This past Friday, 3,000 ‘tweens rioted at a mall
There are two nice things about clothes made for teenagers: 1) They are usually very trend focused, and 2) They are generally inexpensive because what adolescent has loads of money to spend on clothes. These two factors mean that you can try out the latest craze even if you’re low on dough. This season, short skirts and feather headbands are everywhere, including Alloy. Keep reading »
The sad, sad results of a national survey showed that about 3 percent of girls between 12 and 17 said they had been the victim of dating violence, which includes physical abuse, sexual assault, and being threatened with a weapon. In the same age group, 0.6 percent of boys said they’d been a victim.
According to the findings, certain factors, such as a history of stressful or traumatic events, seemed to put teens at great risk for dating violence, and older teenage girls were at greater risk than boys or younger girls. The last bit is interesting because it seems that as we get older, we should understand more about what is okay for people to do to us, and what crosses the line, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Either that, or the guys get more aggressive around that age, too. [Reuters] Keep reading »
If you can’t trust Beyonce to not tart up your kids, who can you trust? The singer has a line of clothing called House of Dereon — which is horrible, by the way, I have tried it on at my discount department store and BLECH — and she’s now releasing a line for little girls. We expect such things from Disney, but B? Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh no no. [Pop Gumbo] Keep reading »