"And it's not like I think we should stop [saying] 'you're beautiful; love yourself'—but I guess at that age, when I was starting Rookie, I just wanted something that could be more nuanced, and was looking for something where you could be honest about feeling bad about yourself, or imperfect." Gevinson hopes Rookie allows young women to express themselves — even when the message they're expressing contains more self-doubt than confidence."I think if you can make friends with that part of yourself, instead of feeling poorly about yourself and then also having this second layer of guilt for feeling poorly about yourself." They offer answers to burning questions that can plague young women, such as "do boys know when they're being rude? " While Gevinson hopes that Rookie readers find the site encouraging, she's reluctant to describe the site as empowering."I think people of my generation, especially young women, are used to a reductive sort of empowerment," she says.The site’s chat room, blog and group features also make it easier to get to know other members.
He’s now facing charges of arranging a meeting with a minor for the purposes of sexual gratification.
But for a lot of people, it's definitely not." Since she started Rookie, Gevinson performed in films and most recently in Broadway's "This Is Our Youth," but her devotion to Rookie continues.
"I started Rookie when I was 15 because it was something that I needed," she says.
Students today are busier than ever, especially with more of them having to work to help pay for tuition.
Between classes, work, student groups and hanging out with friends, it’s hard to find time for dating.