May 24, 1996

Teenaged Girls

Stories of girls who have to figure out how they're going to act when the ground rules are constantly shifting.


Kara instructs some of her male friends on the proper ways to treat a girl. (5 minutes)
Act One

Texas Girl

Jo Carol Pierce released a CD, "Bad Girls Upset by the Truth," which documents in part her teenage years. Host Ira Glass shares a couple of songs from the CD and some of the stories behind them. (16 minutes)

Act Two

Suburban Girl

Chicago writer/musician Rennie Sparks, a member of the independent band The Handsome Family, reads "Skanks," a story of a girl struggling in a situation where some rules are strict, but other rules are up for grabs. (27 minutes)


“I Enjoy Being A Girl”