December 1989 Teen Life: Sobbing, Speculums & Saving The Planet

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Sassy‘s first and only double issue kicks off with a classic bummer: the story of teenager Billy Rosebud, whose murder cops only bothered to look into after his own family spent years doing most of the investigating for them. From there, things lighten up, as Karen tells us what to expect from a gynecologist appointment, Christina walks us through a truly cathartic crying fit, and Mary Kaye attempts to help us save the planet. (Whoops.) Plus: a fiction story about a dad’s hypocrisy (yes, we know, that’s all fiction for teen girls); a stark warning about extended-wear contacts; the truth about hickeys, and much much more!

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Episode Rundown

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00:00:00 It Is December 1989 00:04:38 Feature: What Happened To Billy Rosebud? 00:09:05 Feature: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Going To The Gynecologist…And Then Some 00:16:39 Feature: Your Guide To The Perfect Crying Fit 00:26:17 Feature: 10 Ways You Can Save The Planet Right Now 00:30:07 Fiction: Waiting 00:33:40 Body Talk 00:39:52 Help 00:42:52 It Happened To Dave 00:45:38 It Happened To Me: My Dad’s Adoring Students Didn’t Know He Was A Violent Alcoholic 00:48:17 Stuff You Wrote 00:52:15 Goodbye For Now 00:53:44 Tara Gets An A+ 00:54:52 So Much Coffee 00:55:08 A Cold One

Episode Notes

Meredith Fish entry at
"Murdered Woman Was Forgotten Victim" at
"Individuals Can't Solve The Climate Crisis. Governments Need To Step Up" at
Help Save Planet Earth on
Gif: Homer Simpson dropping Grampa at the Nut House
Lori Klande's Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, on Facebook
December 1989 quiz: Rate Your Ho-Ho-Ho-Ness