Smart Women on "Stupid Girls"
Teenagers today are influenced by celebrity culture like never before. "We're talking about what I call the 'marginalization of women,'" Oprah says. "We are bombarded [from the media] with titillating images of women degraded and on display—scantily clad, overtly objectified. There is no escaping it—women are being exploited. It's bad enough that women are allowing themselves to be used this way, but even worse, young girls are imitating them.
"I want us to start paying attention to what is happening to women in this country and the role models we are projecting throughout the world."
Former music video dancer Karrine Steffans used to be a part of a multibillion dollar industry that some experts fear is ruining an entire generation. Her confession