I think that Third Wave feminism has helped
girls in the same way that every wave of feminism
helps people in general -- giving them a vocabulary
to name the problems in their lives, giving them
resources to create alternatives and giving them
confirmation that they aren't alone.
comes to issue that girls face -- eating disorders,
feeling like an outsider, being raped or abused,
dealing with school or divorce or not having
ambitions that match those set out for us....
all of that has been tackled in the Third Wave
through books, organizations, etc.. that deal
I hope that helps.