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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00:00:00 It Is June 1990 00:03:16 Feature: Boys Who Raped 00:06:26 Feature: Why I Couldn’t Be A Cowgirl 00:11:20 Feature: How To Be A Bad Friend 00:14:51 Fiction: Visiting My Father 00:17:15 Body Talk 00:25:22 What He Said: Would You Change Your Appearance For A Girl? 00:30:04 It Happened To Me: Mother Was A Crack Addict 00:32:27 Help 00:37:45 Stuff You Wrote 00:44:30 Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

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