Reviving Ophelia

ISBN-10: 0345392825
ISBN-13: 9780345392824
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mary Pipher
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

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.

Mary Pipher is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: The Middle of Everywhere

Preface
Saplings in the Storm
Theoretical Issues - For Your Own Good
Developmental Issues - "I'm Not Waving, I'm Drowning"
Families - The Root Systems
Mothers
Fathers
Divorce
Within the Hurricane - Depression
Worshiping the Gods of Thinness
Drugs and Alcohol - If Ophelia Were Alive Today
Sex and Violence
Then and Now
What I've Learned from Listening
Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
A Fence at the Top of the Hill
Recommended Reading
Index

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