Boarding schools don’t have to comply with Title IX regulations that protect students from an unsafe school environment. One student said victims at boarding schools deal with sexual assault “any way they can, but the administration makes that hard when it’s such a taboo subject.”
Feminism has “derailed” into a self-entitled, ‘our turn at the wheel,’ hateful and illogical organization,” said one Irish teen, who, like many of her classmates, prefer to be identified as an “equalist.”
Teen girls often get into cosplay, or costume play, for the creative expression and community it provides. But they can also face infantilization and harassment from outsiders. As a teenage girl, you always have to be careful,” says one cosplayer.
A high school theater piece in Tunisia reveals what girls there consider the double victimization of rape. “I think it’s time for the Tunisian society to understand that a shotgun marriage will never be the solution for rape,” one girl says.
When I was 10 years old, I dressed up as Princess Leia for Halloween. I dressed up as her because I admired her, and because I felt like I had no choice. My brother and I were both deep in our Star Wars phases, and I knew I had to match his Darth Vader costume with an iconic character of my own. Of course, as a little girl, there weren’t many iconic female characters to choose from, but I didn’t mind too much at the time. Leia was the first female character that I truly considered a role model, the first one that made me think: I want to be like her.