U.S. Girls Are Hitting Puberty Earlier & Childhood Obesity May Be A Culprit

U.S. girls are hitting puberty earlier, and childhood obesity may be a culprit. The average age of puberty has dropped several months since the 1990s to just under nine years old for black girls and nine and a half for white girls, according to a...

Young Girls & The “Am I Ugly Or Pretty” YouTube Trend

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading cause of death in kids and young adults ages 15 to 24.  Suicide attempts are on the rise too, from 6.3 percent in 2009 to 7.8 percent in 2011.  A recent...

‘Girls’ Gets Its First Black Woman

In a recent interview with Ebony, Danielle Brooks, who stars as Taystee on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, revealed that she’s recently been cast on HBO’s Girls.  “I just shot an episode of ‘Girls’ for HBO,” Brooks told Ebony when asked about what’s next for her....

Open Thread: Should We Stop Teaching Girls to Be ‘Nice’?

What’s the nursery rhyme about what good little girls are made of? “Sugar and spice and everything nice?” Well one mom has opted out of teaching her daughter to be nice. Writing for The New York Times, Catherine Newman (a self-proclaimed “card-carrying feminist”) argues that...
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