Why are adolescent girls prone to depression, eating disorders, addictions and suicide attempts than ever before? Mary Pipher believes adolescence is an especially precarious time for girls, a time when the fearless, outgoing child is replaced by an unhappy and insecure teenager.
Her view is that for the most part it is our look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture - and not parents - which is to blame. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet it is often their families that are blamed.
Here, for the first time, are thr girls unmuted voices. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia offers parents compassion, strength and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.
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"An important book. . . . Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls" ( Los Angeles Times)Book Description:
An eye-opening look at the everyday cultural dangers facing teenage girls and how adults can help them.
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Book Description Vermilion, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 304 pages. 8.50x5.47x0.83 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0091815002
Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091815002