Youth Culture Matters - A CPYU Podcast

Episode 82: "Girls, Worldviews, and Contradictions" with Heather Zeiger

Episode Summary

Bioethicist Heather Zeiger joins the podcast to discuss a recent article she wrote titled "Do You Like Me? The Contradictory Worlds of Today's Teen Girls."

Episode Notes

In her book, American Girls, Nancy Jo Sales writes these sobering words regarding what it’s like to grow up as a girl in today’s youth culture: “The constant seeking of likes and attention on social media seems for many girls to feel like being a contestant in a never-ending beauty pageant in which they forever performing to be please the judges.” Navigating life in our appearance-obsessed world is dangerous business for girls and boys, young and old alike. What are the messages our girls are hearing regarding their identity? How do these messages undermine their flourishing? And what can the home and church do to change the destructive trajectory our girls are on? We’ll be talking about these questions and more with writer Heather Zieger, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.

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