Archive for 'teen role models'
Just when I think I’ve seen it all, another shocking story hits the news. This time, teenage girls are defending singer Chris Brown and placing the blame for her beating on his girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. Even with Oprah Winfrey devoting a show to dating violence, teenage girls still do not get that violence against [...]
First there was “thinspiration”. . . and now we have “pro-ana” (pro-anorexia) and “pro-mia” (pro-bulimia)– websites dedicated to promoting the idea that eating disorders “are a good thing.” This month, the National Eating Disorders Association’s NEDAwareness Week, the largest eating disorders outreach effort in the country, is scheduled for February 22-28. The goal is to [...]
Okay, I will admit right upfront that I have a problem with media-made roles models. Case in point: teen media-darling Jamie-Lynn Spears, the star of Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101. She has an official fan club and numerous unofficial fan clubs worldwide, clothing and accessory lines, DVDs, even a Zoey 101 ring tone. Tweens and teens admire [...]