1 in 4 teenage girls will experience major depression, self-mutilation, binge eating, a serious suicide attempt or notable aggression before age 2. Expectations for teenage girls to be brainy, athletic, nurturing, and look like supermodels - while juggling homework, social networking and resumé-padding activities - are fueling a generational mental health crisis, according to a new book by University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Stephen Hinshaw.
Duh! In a male dominated society where balance between male and female has been lost, we're expected to be all we were a century ago (female) in its best version because we now have aesthetically perfect celebs to look up to, and at the same time accomplish everything males did then. To top it off we shall do it faster, since our greatest power is youth, and the world demands it in both love and career.
Good luck with that.