The Horror of Coming of Age: Films Subverting the Teen Girl Experience

Growing up can be a bit of a bloodbath for everyone, regardless of gender. And when it comes to how the actual gory details of the process are portrayed on film, young female characters don't often get the same freedom to explore the dark side of the process that young men do, unless you happen to be watching a horror… » 10/15/13 6:45pm 10/15/13 6:45pm

Your Morning Cry: Leonard Nimoy's Touching 1968 Advice Column Answers…

While the William Shatner era of Star Trek isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind as a predecessor of the "It Gets Better" anti-bullying movement, Buzzfeed's got an excerpt from the advice pages of a 1968 teen magazine called Fave displays Leonard Nimoy's sensitivity to the plight of one particular young… » 3/16/13 12:00pm 3/16/13 12:00pm

More Teenage Girls Are Keeping Diaries Because Diaries Are the Best

I've kept diaries countless times in my life, I'm sort-of a professional diary-starter. My very first diary was started to chronicle my life during the Gulf War. Yes, a grade schooler living in the San Francisco suburbs set out to document a conflict happening halfway across the world, believing it would one day be… » 1/18/13 1:10pm 1/18/13 1:10pm

Teen Girls Are Wearing Shapewear to 'Normalize' Their Bodies

Today in sadface, more and more teenage girls have taken to wearing shapewear underneath clothes on a daily basis, even wearing it beneath their athletic uniforms, because they "don't want to stand out for the wrong reasons," i.e. be seen as fat among their peers. In fact, one of the hottest teen trends (ranked between… » 8/02/12 6:40pm 8/02/12 6:40pm

UK Teens Make Epic Prom Entrance In Giant Barbie Boxes

The flashy prom entrance is generally thought of as a American pastime, but the epidemic seems to be spreading. Understandably so, too—although the prom itself is almost bound to disappoint (or at least it was circa 2005 (hello, soggy chicken, Eve 6's "Here's To The Night" slow dance and immensely damning photographic… » 7/07/12 3:15pm 7/07/12 3:15pm

Brave 'Hebephile' Stands Up For Right To Fuck Teen Girls

Isn't it natural and normal for adult men to want to have sex with teenage girls? And aren't we being unfair to them by prohibiting them from doing so? These are questions you'd be likely to see on Reddit, but this week they've been addressed to Scientific American's new advice column. And our favorite science writer… » 12/23/11 4:10pm 12/23/11 4:10pm

Easy A Tackles Slut-Shaming, Gossip & What We Expect From Girls Now

I saw Easy A this weekend, and loved it. What I didn't love? Facing the reality that when it comes to girls and sex, we haven't come that far since the 17th century Puritanical days of Hester Prynne. » 9/20/10 3:04pm 9/20/10 3:04pm