Every time I hear or read the phrase, “We shouldn’t let this ruin their future,” I feel nauseous. Someone says it every time a boy rapes a girl or a boy is caught on camera being racist. It doesn’t matter how heinous and violent their actions are — the boy’s future is somehow more important than whoever he hurt.
I most recently read this phrase after UniteWomen.org posted on Facebook about the group of teenage boys wearing “Make America Great Again” clothing who were videotaped taunting a Native American elder at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC on January…
You don’t have to be a teenage girl to see that Teen Vogue is killing it. With its inclusive and feminist content, which I wrote about last year, and its dedication to comprehensive news and political coverage, the publication has been standing out from other women’s magazines.
A magazine once known for showcasing avant-garde fashion looks for teens has been consistently producing high-quality journalism for well over a year now. Despite the concentrated applause, though (see below tweet), Teen Vogue is definitely not the only women’s magazine taking on current events.
As an avid consumer of media aimed at millennial women, I am no stranger to the idea that we must “have it all.” So many blogs and publications for young women carry a theme of being strong and powerful go-getters, of constantly striving to make your dreams a reality, of “hustling” and “grinding.”
On one hand, I think this is great. It’s inspiring and empowering, and reaffirms everything women are capable of. I love reading stories about successful women who are killing it in their careers. I think being a #GIRLBOSS is amazing.
Getting to that point, though, isn’t easy.