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Women from the Archives: Alarming Observations of Adolescent Young Women.

Psychologist Mary Pipher has worked mostly with teenage girls for over ten years. She's witnessed the "oppression" of teenage girls today, more pronounced than that of their mothers because of the "more dangerous, sexualized and media saturated culture." She argues that something happens to girls when they reach adolescence: they lose their "assertive, energetic and 'tomboyish' personalities" to become "more deferential, self-critical and depressed." Pipher has found greater incidents of eating disorders, self-mutilation, underachievement and depression among her clients. Pipher's book is Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. (Putnam) (REBROADCAST from 4/25/94)


Other segments from the episode on September 8, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 8, 1995: Interview with Sattareh Farman-Farmaian; Interview with Bapsi Sidhwa; Interview with Mary Pipher; Review of the film "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything…


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