Following recovery, Lucy sought to rediscover her personal identity. The overwhelming impression lent by their writings is that it is not real hazards to real girls than concern them most, but the repugnance authors feel for modern society and popular culture.
Introduction[ edit ] This section introduces Pipher's theory that a great, and often negative, change influences girls during adolescence. Whitney also feels that Evelyn "resented" her relationship with her father. A Lakota girl adopted by Caucasian parents and searching for a cultural identity.
Two girls from a disciplinarian home, whom Pipher considers to be successful but lacking in individuality.
Casey 18 Casey's parents brought her in to see Pipher after the discovery of diet pills substantiated her parents' suspicion that Casey was using drugs.
Sexual violence[ edit ] This section focuses on the effect of sexual violence on the lives of adolescent girls and their families. Leah 18 and Jody But then, the girls Pipher sees are in treatment for problems. Rita 16 She came in after being arrested for drunk driving.
Rita 16 She came in after being arrested for drunk driving. Pipher encouraged the two to develop their father-daughter relationship. She contends that despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and normal impulses which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem.
Not perfect, but not the swamp of misery, peer torture, alienation, laziness, self-fixation, and pathology Pipher and other girlphobes insist.
Whitney initiated the request for therapy. Tracy 13 She was expelled from school for having alcohol in her backpack and her parents had discovered cigarettes in her dresser. From a family considered stable, Lori is presented as a well-adjusted girl, in contrast to other case studies contained in the book.
Katie 16 and her father, Pete: Angela 16 Her family disowned her after she became pregnant. Depression[ edit ] This section analyzes the onset of depression during the adolescence of girls.
I would sneer at any suggestion that Paris Hilton or reality plastic surgery shows had any effect whatsoever on my development, and then I'd run off to drink beer in a bush with my similarly indignant peers. Klara 15 and her father, Kurt: There were 18 million girls ages in the United States in Whitney 16 and mother, Evelyn: She had grown up with an alcoholic father and wanted to avoid alcoholism herself.
Two sisters who have been raised in a more liberal household, but seem to struggle through adolescence. The baby's father, Todd, did not help her with the pregnancy nor the baby. Abby graduated from high school with difficulty and Elizabeth was pregnant during her junior year of high school.
Sex[ edit ] This section focuses on the effect of sex and gender roles on the lives of adolescent girls. Jessica 15 and her mother, Brenda: Myra 14 Myra lived with her mother, Lois, who had divorced Myra's father after having an affair.
Violet 18 She was living in a homeless shelter after leaving foster care. She had overdosed on pills after her parents refused to buy her a car.
Then, of course, Pipher invokes the Universal Mind, a monumental conceit: The two came to therapy after Holly had attempted suicide after her boyfriend, Lyle, broke up with her. Pipher encouraged the parents to give Tracy more privacy and encouraged Tracy to channel her energy into non-chemical activities.
Raised in a liberal household that encouraged individuality, Rosemary became rebellious and self-conscious during adolescence. It's definitely more of a statement about me than it is about the book, which I don't really remember anyway. Her eating disorder arose from pressures to stay thin for gymnastics and for appearance.
In order to recover from LeukemiaLucy has deferred to her doctors' and parents' decisions. When Sorrel " came out " to her mother as a lesbianFay organizes an appointment with both Pipher and her daughter to check that Sorrel has been adjusting appropriately. When Sorrel " came out " to her mother as a lesbianFay organizes an appointment with both Pipher and her daughter to check that Sorrel has been adjusting appropriately.
Again, I don't remember what this book said, but I do remember my basic reaction. Her brother, Greg, had died three years prior in a car accident. The first time I purchased Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, it was because my own daughter was going through a very rough time and I wanted to understand her better and find out if there was something that I could do.
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