64 minutes | Jun 8, 2021

August 1988 Teen Life: Death Row, Teacher Crushes & Boys On Makeup

When we say the Teen Life topics of the August 1988 issue run the gamut, that is precisely what we mean. We're going to start with the story of the youngest person ever sentenced to Death Row; then review the results of a survey conducted on 300 boys in malls, on topics ranging from when they want to get married to which outfit they'd most like to see you wear on a date. Crushing on a teacher? Christina has advice on that, some of which has not aged so well. And Barbara Bondrack's short story takes us backstage at a rock show...sort of. On The Road takes us to Boston; Body Talk covers exercise bands and constipation; Help has some advice about confusing sex dreams and bed-wetting (unrelated). Two extremely important departments make their dΓ©but: Stuff You Wrote and It Happened To Me! And the first IHTM is about...getting an abortion! After that heavy topic, we need to wind down with What He Said about the upcoming presidential election. Tone down your eyeliner -- that's how dudes like it, apparently -- and join us!Visual Aids πŸ–Ό View scans from the magazine in this episode's Visual AidsCall The Hotline β˜ŽοΈ Leave your questions, comments and Sassy stories on the hotline at 720-SASSY-GOContact Usο»Ώ πŸ¦ @ListenToSassy on Twitter πŸ“· @ListenToSassy on Instagram πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Visit our website ListenToSassy.com πŸ“« Email us at hello@listentosassy.comEpisode Notes πŸ—’ Full episode notes can be found on this episode's page on our site πŸ“Ί "Indiana Woman Sentenced To Die At 16 Goes Free" at NBC Chicago  πŸ—ž "From Death Row At 16 To Suicide At 45: The Life And Death Of Paula Cooper" at The Intercept  πŸ“° "Grandson Of Murder Victim Who Worked To Stop Killer's Death Penalty Verdict Returns To Gary" at the Chicago Tribune  πŸ€ Journey Of Hope  πŸ“– "The Emerging Movement For Police And Prison Abolition" at The New Yorker  πŸ€ Indiana Federal Community Defenders, where Paula worked as a legal assistant and spoke to troubled youth  πŸ“š Paula Cooper: The Executioner Within e-book at The Indianapolis Star  πŸ—ž "People Over For-Profit Prisons: A Social...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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