Girl stories
June 16, 2001 4:09 PM   Subscribe

Girl stories Brand new site to include stories and photos by young girls as they embrace, encounter, confront adolescence.
posted by Postroad (8 comments total)

 
Honestly, from the description, I was really hoping for a porn link, Postroad.
*grumbles*

Cool site design, though, and not a bad idea.
posted by dong_resin at 4:13 PM on June 16, 2001


Porn site? Wnhby don't we get management to set aside a day for every poster to post his top three porno sites. then we can tally the votes and select the winners?
posted by Postroad at 4:41 PM on June 16, 2001


After reading the story about that goth 8th grader, makes me think that perhaps they shouldn't be just quoting them and putting them on-line. She's going to be either embarassed in a few years to know that she actually thought like that, or she's going to get beat up for having everyone know that she thinks like that.

Everyone being the anti-goths in the school. Possibly the rockers. (I'm making sweeping generalizations, I know.)

Maybe some dissection of these stories would be good too instead of just...quotes?
posted by margaretlam at 8:26 PM on June 16, 2001


-> in best "Fletch" voice:

Porn Websites?
It's all Newsgroups and ball bearings these days...
Filth and Muck.
posted by machaus at 9:48 PM on June 16, 2001


At first I was going to write an indignant comment about why there isn't the equivalent of this site for boys. But then I thought about what I was interested in reading at that age. This is what I remember. We're just wired different it seems.
posted by owillis at 11:09 PM on June 16, 2001


At first, I was expecting some kind of teen angst agony aunt page like you see in countless magazines..but I was actually pretty impressed with the site. It's understated, and it's not judgemental. It just tells it like it is.

Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to help most teenage girls. I remember what I was like at that age. I didn't want people giving me helpful information on dealing with adolescence. I could deal with it myself, get out of my face and don't patronise me, ok??

Still, I think it's..well, not brave..maybe mature..of the girls featured on there to tell their stories. And if it provides inspiration or help to just one person? Then it's a good thing.
posted by emc at 3:04 AM on June 17, 2001


I remember what I was like at that age. I didn't want people giving me helpful information on dealing with adolescence. I could deal with it myself, get out of my face and don't patronise me, ok??

It screams patronising. What sort of a site is it that 1.) tells adolescent girls what they're thinking and 2.) has two different intros, based on whose reading it? It's not a site built on any genuine understanding, it's a site built on this insulting notion that we know what you need/want better than you do. It's the 21st century version of converting the heathens in Africa or wherever.
posted by dagnyscott at 7:28 AM on June 17, 2001


The link to the site is not spelled correctly. This is Grrl Stories. Whenever it's spelled that way, don't expect anything from it.
posted by john at 11:09 AM on June 17, 2001


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