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(July 24, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Girls who have guts and do brave things inspire us quite a bit. How can you not want to be the next teenage heroine and save the day Ė especially if some idiot boy is messing it up in the first place?

I have a few favorite girls I look up to, and they never cease to inspire me when Iím feeling tired or lazy. Itís amazing what some guts can do.

Juliet

We all struggle with parents who just donít get it from time to time, but Juliet had it especially bad. She fell in love with one of her familyís enemies, a hot guy named Romeo .Romeo just happened to be the son of Julietís worst enemies, even though the kids had no idea what all the fighting was about.

They met a party and after a rather romantic scene on a balcony, decided to get married. I know I freak out if Iím planning to put on more make-up than my parents allow, but to follow your heart the way they did impresses me. To make matters worse, right after Juliet and Romeo get secretly married, Romeo accidentally kills Julietís cousin and has to leave town, and Julietís parents arrange a marriage for her with another guy. Juliet manages to talk her way out of it Ė at least for a little while. Talk about guts!

Unfortunately it doesnít turn out all right in the end, but I like to think of Julietís struggles when Iím dealing with parents that just donít understand why nine oíclock is a ridiculous curfew or why I really need a new outfit. Juliet found a way around her parentsí silly feud and actually managed to end the big fight at the end. And to think she was only fourteen at the time.

Joan

Joan of Arc was only twelve when she began to have visions of saints. These saints began instructing her to lead an army to help put the rightful king on the throne of France. The only two problems Joan faced were her young age and the fact that in the early 1400s, women simply didnít DO military.

Finally, at the ripe old age of sixteen, Joan decided to follow her heart. She found a willing male relative who took her to visit the man she felt was the rightful king.

He had her tested to see if she was really talking to saints, and when she passed the tests, she became the head of part of his army.

Sometimes itís easier to just sit back and wait for someone else to do the fighting, but Joan reminds me that bravery is more than acting tough. She not only went into battle herself, she inspired thousands of grown men to keep up the fight. In fact, largely through her efforts, Joan actually made a man king. Not bad for a teenager. Itís just a shame her enemies were wimps and accused her of false crimes. Even as she was facing death, she loudly forgave her enemies and asked them to pray for her. Thatís one tough girl!

Sailor Moon

Life would be boring without a bit of fantasy to guide us. For this reason, I love Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi. Where else can you find a group of teenage girls working together to battle the forces of evil?

Faced with the destruction of the earth, Usagi Tsukino, or Sailor Moon as she calls herself in battle, finds her powers and use them to battle evil creatures. The more she fights, the more she learns about herself and the powers she is fighting so hard to defeat. She also learns a bit about romance.

No matter how hard the fight, Sailor Moon keeps going. How can I justify wimping out on my math homework if she is able to keep fighting demons forever? Sailor Moon gives me the power to go on, and sitting back and taking a break to play with the Sailor Moon coloring pages here on the Doll Palace never hurt anyone either.


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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: July 27, 2007
awsome article i loved it
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: July 26, 2007
evil dad banned me and my sis from 3 gutsy girl shows. maybe more from when i was tiny.
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
As a strong person. After all he went throug hes still going strong. I wish I was that strong. even IF Harry Potter ISN'T real.

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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
alabamablonde. I see what your saying but your missing the point yourself! The point of Romeo and Juilet is to follow your heart. They loved each other so much that they thought life wasn't worth living unless they were together. I aient saying I would go and kill myself for a guy. But the storys about true love. It's just a play Shakespear (how ever you spell it) wrote! He isn't trying to say "yeah go kill your self for someone you love" It's just a play he wrote to entertain people back at that time. And as for Harry Potter. Who ever would think. "wow this math homework is hard but harrys out fighting voldemort" would be completely STUPID. We may not be fighting evil wizards and stuff. But some people might actually have to deal with what Harry does. Having no family, people he thought he could trust he can't. Just because theres a ton of nonsence in the storys that could never be real doesnt mean that there isn't truth behind what J.K Rowling wrote. I would like to think of harry
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rejhoopster121

107/Female
Bulgaria
Posted On: July 26, 2007
Tokyo mew mew has teen age girls saving animals, and the world from pollution and aliens. Lol, I read that so many years ago...
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bRiTTiEE

20/Female
Owatonna, MN
Posted On: July 26, 2007
This article isn't really worth me commenting on. But I will. It's a crock of cra;p if you ask me. I'm not going to kill myself over a guy. And I'm not ANY TIME SOON going to be a fictional character who gets into exciting adventures with evil villians and talking creatures.

FACE IT, people, the world is a fuc'ked up place and there's not a lot we can do about it. The people this person is talking about aren't real. And if they were, I'm pretty dam'n sure that we wouldn't be looking up to them. I agree with everything that alabamablonde1 said. Look up to the people who are strong and happy even when they're going through a struggle. No matter what, the most gutsy thing anyone can do is keep holding on. The losers are the ones who give up, not the ones who don't make first place. And if you're going through something tough and you aren't recognized, it doesn't mean you aren't worth anything. No matter who you are, some one cares about you, and his name is God.
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yoshie

21/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: July 26, 2007
alabama blnd is right but the women jezz is talkin bout were also strong just they were fantasy but seriously i really dont wanna here bout miley cyrus or sailor moon anymore that stuff is so stupid someone should right a story bout wwe i luv that stuff! but the divas really arnt as strong as men theyre just 4 entertainment but anyways some do take thier job seriously like trish stratus or lita and smtms candice michelle
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virtugirl333

23/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: July 26, 2007
There are so many strng womn out there, but it sems like we alwys have to prve it...
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 26, 2007
Come to think...CRICKET CUTIE IS RIGHT! omg i have been blinded and now i can see the truth!
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 26, 2007
Sailor Pluto, Gooo Sailor Pluto, I Wanna Be A Fashion Designer 2! woooo and i was 1st to comment
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alabamablonde1

21/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 25, 2007
Real women's struggles and stories. Fun stuff like makeup. Anything that doesn't mention Miley Cyrus *gags*.
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JeZz

26/Female
Kew Gardens, NY
Posted On: July 25, 2007
so...what do you guys want to read about?
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alabamablonde1

21/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 25, 2007
Oh, and you can glamorize what Juliet did all you want, but that doesn't change it. It's just a more dramatic story of a girl who's parents made her and her boyfriend (husband, whatever, if she was 14 she wasn't mature enough to have a husband anyway) breakup, and they were so in love that they killed themselves over it. Girls, no boy is worth killing yourself over. Suck it up and get on with your life. THAT'S true girl power. Get on with your life and be a strong, succesful woman.

I'm sorry if I'm "ruining" TDP for anyone, but there is no rule anywhere that says I have to agree with everything the author says to comment. These are my opinions. I was just pointing out that JeZz's opinions on girl power and strong women were pretty twisted, and I think it's wrong to tell young girls that by killing yurself over a guy, you're brave.
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alabamablonde1

21/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: July 25, 2007
People, quit twisting my fuXcking words and missing my point. I love fantasy and fiction more than your average person, but I'm not so trapped up in fantasy that I have to compare myself to fictional characters. I adore the Harry Potter series, but I'm not stupid enough to think "Oh wow, this math homework is giving me a headache, but OMG I'm such a wimp Harry is fighting Voldemort and is dealing with his friends and family diteing!" Because face it-We aren't going to be fighting evil wizards and demons any time soon, so it's perfectly fine to deal with what you have now. If you want to look to someone for inspiration, look at that brave girl who lives down the street who's parents got killed in a car wreck and yet she still is strong. Look to the woman who went off to war to fight for her country. Look up to the women who had to sacrifice everything she had to make a better life for her kids. Look up to THOSE women, not some anime character who is fighting imaginary demons.
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: July 25, 2007
11 to 16 years old! then she died from the pox.

and i know that stuff about juliet is true, i just directed that play!
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