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Chapter 1: The Beauty Standard--Wasting Our Time on Perfection The Importance of Beauty: What a Headache Feeling Ugly: Beauty and Self-Esteem Models of Beauty: A Split Second Captured on Film Barbie: The Plastic Queen of Beauty Fashion Trends: They Used to Wear What? _The Fashion Folly/The Bull About Beauty Transforming Our Looks: The Big Makeover Buns, Beehives, Dreads, or Crews: There's So Much to Do Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures: Risky Business Rebelling: Trashing the Beauty Standard _ An Image of Our Own Putting Beauty in Its Place Chapter 2: Body Image--Can't Get No Satisfaction? Thin, Thin, Thin: No Way to Win Dieting and Exercise: Are We Out of Control? _ Real Bodies: Loving the One You Have How to Get Fit and Still Have a Life Being Overweight: It's Not a Crime _ Where the Fat Girls Are--and Proud of It Breasts: They Come in All Shapes and Sizes Taking Back Our Bodies Chapter 3: Eating Disorders--When Eating Goes Way Out of Order An Emotional Hunger? A Need for Control? Compulsive Overeating: Emotional Stuffing _The Hungry Self Anorexia Nervosa: A Slow Road to Self-Destruction Bulimia Nervosa: It's a Vicious Cycle Binge Eating Disorder Not Quite Anorexia or Bulimia: Undefined Suffering Knowing Someone with an Eating Disorder What If I Have an Eating Disorder? Get Help! What We Miss When We Have an Eating Disorder: Life _Getting Help for Eating Problems Chapter 4: Take a Good Look Down There--Menstruation, Anatomy, Orgasms, and Masturbation Getting Your Period: How Big a Deal Is It? Premenstrual Syndrome: Real or Imagined? Getting to Know Your Anatomy _Your Vagina Is Your Friend Pelvic Exams: The Journey to the Gynecologist Orgasms: Our Bodies Rejoice Masturbation: Pleasure of Our Own Sexual Fantasies: Having Fun with Daydreams Know the Facts, Have Fun, and Be Healthy _ Taking Back Our Health Chapter 5: Coming to Terms with Our Sexuality Having Your Bases Covered: There's More Than One Kind of Sex Deciding to Be Sexual: YOU Say When _ Let's Talk About Sex Reputations: Sluts vs. Studs (Don't You Talk to Me That Way!) Pressure: When the Heat Is On Lesbians and Bisexuals: It's Not Taboo _ Out and About _ We're Here, We're Queer Trusting Our Feelings Chapter 6: Being in Charge of Our Sexuality Protection: Being Informed and Safe _ Making Sex Safer Contraception: What, Where, and How Pregnancy: Teen Moms _ Reality Check: Teen Pregnancy and Motherhood Abortion: The Facts Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexual Assault _ Recovering from Sexual Assault Taking Charge Chapter 7: Feminism--What Is It, and Do We Care? The F-Word: Why Some of Us Shun the Word "Feminist" The History of Feminism: The Road Toward Equality _ Pandora's Pages _ Feminists Organize Women of Color and Feminism: Ending Oppression on All Fronts Feminism Today: Are We Riding a Third Wave? _ Get Involved _ Feminism Grrrl Style Taking Our Rants and Ideas Public: Zines and Blogs Finding Our Own Brand of Feminism Conclusion: Be True to Yourself Always References Bibliography Credits
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Teenage girls -- Psychology -- Juvenile literature.
Self-esteem in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Self-perception in adolescence -- Juvenile literature.
Sexual ethics -- Juvenile literature.
Beauty, Personal -- Juvenile literature.
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) -- Juvenile literature.