“Addressing climate change and overpopulation is about more than pleasing the tree huggers because everyone, regardless of ethnicity, political opinion or religion has something at stake here.”- Ella Van Cleave, 16
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While many female lifeguards say they attract the leers and catcalling that could belong to scenes from the 90s TV show “Baywatch” and the 2013 movie “The Lifeguard,” they say that’s not the main feature of the work. Most of those interviewed described it as empowering.
The training for lifeguards is vigorous and involves the retrieval of diving rings from the bottom of a 10-foot deep pool, performing CPR, treading water for two minutes and swimming 50 yards of various swimming strokes. Check it out @ http://womensenews.org/story/athleticssports/140727/happily-teen-lifeguards-say-its-not-baywatch#.U9ftWeNdXW4
Child marriage – being discussed at Tuesday’s Girl Summit in London – is not a problem only in cultures where girls are married off to protect them from sex outside wedlock. It also happens because teenage girls get pregnant of their own accord. Find out more @ http://www.trust.org/item/20140722150159-872qb/?source=fiOtherNews3
"Bo$$" screams female empowerment. The artwork for the cover alone makes it clear that Fifth Harmony is ready to be taken seriously as a group. Pictured in all white, figure-hugging outfits, the girls exude the confidence that is evident in the song. For more click.
The Smart Girls story is an amazing one: Upon graduating high school, Emily Raleigh (now a rising junior at Fordham University) wrote a guide to help her younger sister succeed in high school. But instead of stopping there, Emily decided that she wanted to help other girls too. Check it out @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katy-ma-/smart-girls-conference-20_b_5597306.html?utm_hp_ref=teen
by Elizabeth Plank
When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Read the whole piece…
When a transgender female teen was removed from 78 days in solitary confinement in an adult prison in Connecticut on June 24 her supporters celebrated a break in a case that had received widespread media attention.
But on July 12 the case took a turn that activists say further shows the mistreatment of young trans people in both juvenile detention centers and prison.
The Latina transgender teen, being called Jane Doe, was sent to a boys’ facility, the Connecticut Juvenile Training Facility, after being accused of assault at a psychiatric center to which she had been released. Read more here