Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2 Cassettes)

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2 Cassettes)

by Mary Pipher
     
 

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Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, "girl-poisoning" culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of… See more details below

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Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, "girl-poisoning" culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence--from undervalued intelligence to sexual harassment in elementary school--cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet girls often blame themselves or their families for this "problem with no name" instead of looking at the world around them.
Here, for the first time, are girls' unmuted voices from the front lines of adolescence, personal and painfully honest. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia issues a call to arms and offers parents compassion, strength, and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553476941
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes, 3 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.80(d)

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