How Are We Empowering Our Tweens Today?S

Tween girls: They're not just "sexting" and squealing all the time, as the media would lead you to believe. Instead, they're attending the "National Tween Girl Summit" to overcome juvenile, ignorant media stereotypes and be empowered, like so:

America's current reigning Junior Miss touts the pageant-cum-scholarship program. "It's awesome," Michelle Rodgers tells awestruck fans.

Cum scholarship? No wonder our tweens are in trouble! Hahaha.
You can't beat the media.

[The full story in the Washington Post is actually very good. Pic: Flickr]