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Reviving Ophelia
Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
by Mary Pipher, Ph.D

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Here, for the first time, are girls' unmutted 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.

304 pages; soft bound

Here, for the first time, are girls' unmutted 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.

Accoring to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has reated girls for more than twenty years, we live in a look-obsessed, media-saturates, "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 worlds around them.

This book is an attempt to share my thinking with parents, educators, health and mental health professionals, policymakers and anyone else who works for and with girls. It's also for girls. in the sixties Betty Friedan wrote of "the problem with no name." She pointed out that many women were miserable but couldn't articulate the source of that misery. Adolescent girls today also face a problem with no name. They know that something is wrong, but they tend to look for the source within themselves or their families rather then in broader cultural problems.

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