Teens confront sexualization of girls in media 
The group of girls and young women behind SPARK - which stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge - are not afraid to speak up and take action.
(JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)

Teens confront sexualization of girls in media

The group of girls and young women behind SPARK - which stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge - are not afraid to speak up and take action.

(JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)

JOANNA WEISS
One wrong direction for boy bands and their girl fans 
- A sentiment in the music of hit boy-band One Direction is that underconfidence in girls is appealing. It’s a sentiment that sends a wrong message.
(HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES)

JOANNA WEISS

One wrong direction for boy bands and their girl fans

- A sentiment in the music of hit boy-band One Direction is that underconfidence in girls is appealing. It’s a sentiment that sends a wrong message.

(HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES)

JOANNA WEISS
Still waiting for a heroine of confidence
- Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of “The Hunger Games,” is yet another young woman who shoulders burdens and fulfills other people’s desires, instead of bending the world to her will.

JOANNA WEISS

Still waiting for a heroine of confidence

- Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of “The Hunger Games,” is yet another young woman who shoulders burdens and fulfills other people’s desires, instead of bending the world to her will.

For girls, a path blocked by Lego toys
- A new line of frilly Legos is part of an attitude that may divert girls from careers in science and technology.

For girls, a path blocked by Lego toys

- A new line of frilly Legos is part of an attitude that may divert girls from careers in science and technology.

BOOK REVIEW
'Girl Land' by Caitlin Flanagan
- Flanagan’s new book looks at how the coming-of-age experience of girls has changed and argues for greater parental protection and involvement.

BOOK REVIEW

'Girl Land' by Caitlin Flanagan

- Flanagan’s new book looks at how the coming-of-age experience of girls has changed and argues for greater parental protection and involvement.

It’s a guy thing, too
- Eating disorders are often thought of as problems for women and girls, but men and boys are also susceptible.

It’s a guy thing, too

- Eating disorders are often thought of as problems for women and girls, but men and boys are also susceptible.

Girl Scouts redesign badges for new century
- Ruth Bramson, the chief executive of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, wants to make one thing clear. "We’ll never give up the cookie badge."

Girl Scouts redesign badges for new century

- Ruth Bramson, the chief executive of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, wants to make one thing clear. "We’ll never give up the cookie badge."

160 million missing girls
- ‘Sex selection’ is creating a new endangered species: women. A journalist investigates the countries with too many men.

160 million missing girls

- ‘Sex selection’ is creating a new endangered species: women. A journalist investigates the countries with too many men.

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Patriots cheerleader tryouts
- The Patriots held auditions for their cheerleading squad, and approximately 300 women attended.

Patriots cheerleader tryouts

- The Patriots held auditions for their cheerleading squad, and approximately 300 women attended.