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Feminism's Frankensteins?36:17
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photoThey're called boy crazy and bullies. Menaces to middle schools, and Sadie Hawkins' worst nightmare. But when aggressive girls chase boys, bare their belly buttons, and gang up in the name of gender equality, are they feminists, or floozies?

Tonight On Point, a cultural survey of America's girls. The media that molds them, and the mixed messages that society gives them about what it means to act like a lady.

Guests:

Alex Kuczynski, popular culture and media reporter, The New York Times

Holly Nishimura, public relations director, The Ophelia Project

Nan Stein, senior research scientist at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College

This program aired on November 7, 2002.

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