Erin Placey

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Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …


ASPIREist Episode #3: The Suicide Epidemic

Buried in a 2014 World Health Organization report was a startling new statistic: suicide had become the leading cause of death for teenage girls worldwide. In places like the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where poverty, unemployment and substance abuse run rampant, the high incidences of youth …