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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls - 94 edition

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780345392824

ISBN10: 0345392825

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher - ISBN 9780345392824
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc.
Published: 1994
International: No
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher - ISBN 9780345392824

ISBN13: 9780345392824

ISBN10: 0345392825

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94

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Summary

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.