Since its debut on HBO in the spring of , Girls has polarized viewers. Some consider it to be a refreshing and humorous portrayal of less-than-likable female characters, while others critique the show for its lack of diversity or being celebratory of selfishness and entitlement. While news reports incessantly detail our ever-expanding waistlines, television depictions show us something else. According to media researchers, about 75 percent of women on our flickering screens can be categorized as being of below average weight. This social pressure to be small is often blamed on the monotonous television depictions of waifish women. Just like the way television researchers try to determine how viewers are affected by violent images, pornography or stereotypes, they also try to establish the impact of beauty and weight idealizations. In fact, some of them argue that televised images negatively affect perceptions of our own bodies, lower our self-esteems and screw up our relationships with food.
Summer Programs 2020
High school students across the nation are preparing for the SAT and ACT, fueled by steaming cups of pumpkin-flavored lattes. As stressful as test preparation is for students, it can be just as stressful for you, the parent, as you guide your child through the process. In this post, I answer four common questions about standardized tests. Colleges and universities accept scores from either test, so strictly speaking, your child does not need to take both tests. The tests differ in several ways, and some students score much better on one test than the other. Khan Academy is the best option for SAT prep. The free version includes some video lessons and practice questions, while the paid version includes access to the full video lesson library and all practice questions, plus customized options for test practice. Both the free and premium versions include a companion ACT Test Prep app , ideal for on-the-go study.
Title: Little Girls Blue A cheerleader and her friends need to make money quickly, so they begin selling sexual services. Released for the summer from the confines of a strict boarding school, a bevy of young finishing-school lovelies are transplanted to a summer camp full of randy counselors and shady Two students at a Catholic girls schools are best friends. One is a shy, withdrawn girl, and the other is a wild, party-'til-you-drop hellraiser.
She was also the recipient of the Jackie Kirk Fellowship. Sex education in Canadian schools continues to be highly politicized and young people are paying the price. In many Canadian classrooms, factors like inadequate teacher training and discomfort impact what topics are addressed or avoided. Unfortunately, these circumstances mean that youth may not get the information they need to engage in healthy, positive sexual relationships. Meanwhile, sexual health resources flourish online. Studies show that many youth seek out information about sexuality in digital spaces. Young girls and women specifically are taking sex education into their own hands. As a doctoral student at McGill University and a sex education practitioner, I have had the privilege of studying how young YouTubers use their media to talk to their audiences about sexual violence and sexual consent, both in my own dissertation and in collaborative research. In these studies, I looked at a mix of YouTube videos and vlogs or video logs from youth of all genders , aged between 14 and 30 years old.