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Too sexy for six?


According to a new study of elementary school-age kids in the Midwest, girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects. Self-sexualization is already a problem among teens and women, but little girls are now facing the question is this outfit sexy enough?




Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on July 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Girls against Girls


Ok, so here’s the deal. Over the years of my fairly short life, I remember girls always saying “oh, I’m mainly friends with guys, ‘cause girls are b******”. Or “I can’t trust girls because they stab your back or are two faced” ect.

I’ve contemplated why that is, or at least why I heard this from more than one girl but at the same time knowing from experience that gender doesn’t tell you if the friendship will work. However, why is it that we are so quick to…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on June 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Real Talk -Tips for the College Bound Chicas of 2012

12 College Commandments

  •  Don't steal -plagiarism. It's different than cheating because you could easily avoid this mistake by giving credit to the author in your essay. “If you are found guilty of plagiarism, you…

Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on May 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

The Dance of Black Magic

As the sorcerer lifts the gentle ballerina up he also brings her down 

Every chance she has of escaping his grip, he pulls her back in

A terrible shame and embarrassment follows her like a shadow

She is now a broken toy mangled in his presence

Instead of putting her back together or throwing her away,

He merely keeps her on a shelf isolated and without hope…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on April 30, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Angry Chica Prequel: Devious Maids? Por favor!

 Okay, let me start off by saying I like Eva Longoria. I respect her as an actress and as a co-producer. I think she really needs to re-think what she's really doing before waving her proud Chicana flag and patting herself on the back for having four leading actresses that are Latina women of great acting standards. I mean, it is really amazing that it took someone this long to have a show centered around Latina's lives. If anything I agree with Eva Longoria and her beliefs that more…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on April 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Mestiza (a poem)

Disclaimer: This wasn’t written to insult anyone, this is just my own insight into a current issue that still lurks in many cultures, being of Mexican heritage, I thought I would focus on my community first.This poem was inspired by a 7th grader who is a Latinita who is an English learner and is possibly new to California. I tutor her along with other kids her age, all Latinos and Latinas. However when she did not fully accept her native…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on March 31, 2012 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

I am not an Object.

I am not an object

I am not some toy you can play with

I am not some flower you can display in a vase

I am not an animal you can cage in.

It may be easy for you too look at me as just a piece of meat

However I have more honor than that, I have dignity.

Unless I consent, please move on.

I am not a challenge or a future conquest.

Please don't honk at me or whistle or leer,

that's just rude, and I am not in the…


Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on March 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments




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