Remember that awful abstinence lady religious organizations paid to go to a school in West Virginia and yell lies at kids like “all sexual contact leads to STDs” and “if you’re taking birth control pills, your mother hates you”? Well, one brave student at that school has been speaking out against her slut-shaming ways, despite alleged threats from her principal. More
Clearly, nobody has yet listened to any of the advice for defeating rape culture that I posted yesterday.
A 16-year-old girl in Fairfax, Virginia has been “asked to leave” (i.e. expelled from) Catholic prep school Paul VI after a topless photo she sent to a male friend got shared around by everyone on the lacrosse team. Meanwhile, the boys on the lacrosse team received no punishment. Come again? More
I think we have a pretty fair share of oddballs at TheGloss. I know I was one. More
Straight teens of America! Are you feeling oppressed by all the existing that LGBT kids have been allowed to do lately? Do you feel your heterosexual unions are threatened by the gay love next door? Are you sick and tired of your hoity toity “state” thinking it’s too good to be friends with your very important church? Indiana special ed teacher Diana Medley hears you, and she is taking action. More
Are they… inappropriately adorable?
Over half the teenagers attempting to attend the Stansbury High homecoming dance were turned away at the door because they were wearing dresses that revealed their knees. Also, this happened now. Now, not in 1929 or whenever this would last have been regarded as a shocking statement.
The students have started a Facebook page with photos from girls not allowed into the dance. Check these picures out (and hear the teens and their parents stories!) and see if there is a single dress you find inappropriate: More
The wonderful blog English Russia recently scanned in some photos from the Soviet era teen magazine “Sverstnitsa,” which the blog translates to “peer girl.” They’re all taken from issues that came out in 1989, and constitute a wonderful snapshot of how Soviet teens used to dress when they wanted to look fancy. Try as they might, those mean communist leaders could not keep out the influence of the west, as you can see from the girls’ New Wave haircuts, stone washed denim, and shiny, shiny everything. I also appreciate their pin-up poses. More
Ladies and gentleman, the Ukrainian Courtney Stodden. More
Ladies and gentlemen, the future of America. More
Faux-controversial bikini wearer Kate Upton is all of twenty years old. Since most models start very young, Upton probably spent the bulk of her teen years in a bikini, too. These photos–apparently from Upton’s early days at Elite Model Management (Miami division)–show a slightly more wholesome (and 15-17 year old) version of the permanently half-naked, cheeseburger-molesting bombshell. Let’s take a look. More
“No one is that shiny.” More
Here is the whole story, told in a series of stills. More