The class witnessed a clean-cut, handsome boy laughing and bragging about raping a 16 year-old girl. Outraged, a student asked, "What is wrong with this boy's parents?! They must take some of the responsibility"
A new trend has emerged on Youtube, in which tweens and teens are asking strangers to comment on their appearance. Video after video presents girls, often blankly staring at the camera, asking "Am I pretty or am I ugly?"
We are told the old adage, “when you look good, you feel good.” We are sold the notion that for women to look good, they should look sexy. The reality is that a fixation with looking sexy can lead to unhappiness.
Secretary Sebelius is correct in her statement that there are "behavioral and cognitive differences" between adolescent girls and adults. However, these differences are exactly the reason why emergency over-the-counter contraception should be made available to young teens.