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More Teens Seeking Gender Identity Treatment in Australia

May 22, 2012

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By Katherine Weber , Christian Post ReporterMay 22, 2012|10:33 amThe number of children receiving hormone treatment for gender identity disorder has increased greatly at one Australian clinic over the past decade, with the number of patient referrals growing eight times since 2003, doctors recently reported in the Medical Journal of Australia. The Melbourne’s Royal Children’s […]

Why Are Teen Moms Poor?

May 20, 2012

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Surprising new research shows it’s not because they have babies. They have babies because they’re poor. By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 5:01 PM ET Surprising new research shows that babies don’t make teen moms poor. Being poor causes them to have babies.iStockphoto. Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty […]

A Real Girl, 14, Takes a Stand Against the Flawless Faces in Magazines

May 4, 2012

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By JIM DWYERPublished: May 3, 2012 In Julia Bluhm’s ballet class, girls arrived and often declared that they were having a fat day. Or that their skin was pimply or blemished. Or that they looked disgusting. When she hears complaints in her middle school, where she is in the eighth grade, Julia said, she has […]

Feminists hail explosion in new grassroots groups

April 11, 2012

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Dozens of new organisations are springing up around the UK, campaigning on issues from lads’ mags to benefit cuts Alexandra Topping guardian.co.uk, Monday 9 April 2012 Feminists from Camden school for girls with Isabella Woolford Diaz (third left). Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian It was the lads’ mags – with semi-naked women in suggestive […]

‘I’m the girl with the ladydad’

February 18, 2012

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What happens when your dad becomes a woman? Mainly, Natasha Ozimek tells Maureen Paton, you end up disapproving of his makeup and clothes Maureen Paton The Guardian, Saturday 18 February 2012 Jane Fae (formerly John) and Tash: ‘He’s still Dad, just with a different outer layer.’ Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Natasha Ozimek was […]

Haredim increasingly open to addressing sexual abuse

February 15, 2012

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By JEREMY SHARONExperts say attitudes changing within ultra-Orthodox community on reporting sexual abuse of minors. By Marc Israel Sellem Specialists and professionals this week highlighted a changing attitude within the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community toward reporting suspected sexual abuse of minors. During a two-day conference on children’s well-being at Ben-Gurion University, which ended on Tuesday, experts […]

Will the ‘girl effect’ really help to combat poverty?

February 10, 2012

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Many development organisations see empowering girls – and enabling them to delay childbearing – as a powerful means to tackle poverty, but the evidence so far doesn’t bear this out Girls sell coffee in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: Alamy The call to invest in adolescent girls has been sweeping the development field in recent years. […]