June 1990 Teen Life: Cowgirls, Aliens & Crabs

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CW: sexual assault. We’re cracking open the June 1990 issue and kicking off with a discussion of its Teen Life topics! After racing as fast as possible through “Boys Who Raped,” we lighten up with a look at some of Texas’s most impressive teen cowgirls, and another Kim banger — this time on what might make you a bad friend. Sandra Tyler achieves Elizabeth Mosierian heights with her fiction piece, “Visiting My Father.” Tooth brushing techniques, cracking knees, an Alien Nation alien, Stuff You Wrote going 5 for 5 with pure gold — this episode’s got it all!

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It Is June 1990

Feature: Boys Who Raped

Feature: Why I Couldn’t Be A Cowgirl

Feature: How To Be A Bad Friend

Fiction: Visiting My Father

Body Talk

What He Said: Would You Change Your Appearance For A Girl?

It Happened To Me: Mother Was A Crack Addict


Stuff You Wrote

Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
We didn't get to this, but two queer youths are suing MacLaren, alleging harassment and abuse while they were in custody
Blue Glass, from which "Visiting My Father" is excerpted, on AbeBooks.com
Buck Francisco at Fandom.com
Taube Lubart's wedding announcement at NYTimes.com
Taube L. Vallabha, Ph.D. on Neurotree.org
"Gone" by Taube Lubart Vallabha, Ph.D. at TBIHopeAndInspiration.com
"Let's Color Again" at TheBloggess.com, featuring a comment by Taube Lubart Vallabha
Tamar Coln on YouTube
The Again With This podcast on Patreon (where we're discussing Alyssa Milano in a Who's The Boss? Christmas episode)
The June 1990 quiz, "Rate Your Sassy Staff IQ"