Event Aims to Boost Women’s Confidence

SCRANTON -- A women's empowerment program at the Scranton Cultural Center aimed to boost self-esteem.

Organizers also discussed how social norms affect how people think.

"We are bringing all of the girls and women in northeastern Pennsylvania together to learn how to increase our self-esteem, increase our confidence and stand in our power," said Dr. Lauren Hazzouri, organizer.

"I go to Marywood University and our psychology teacher recommended coming to this event. I think there are a lot of positive vibes and a lot of energy," said Samantha Dunn of Scranton.

According to experts, research indicates that "7 out of 10 girls have negative opinions of themselves in some way, such as their looks, school performance, relationships with family and friends."

The event, called The Ceremony, was not just for women. Some men also attended.


  • jack u

    YEAH i SEE…GOT THE ALLseeing eye on the t shirt…or evil eye …like on the dollar bill,…why dont you tell them about that?

  • warningfakenews

    “research indicates that “7 out of 10 girls have negative opinions of themselves in some way,”

    Same with males- but no one cares.

    • get real

      WFN: “no one cares”.(?) Again, the paranoia. My friend I really think you need to look into how you view every aspect of your world as an affront on you or who you are. It just ain’t that way. Just relax. Since you didn’t deny that women have self-esteem issues that cause them harm, how about the point of view: hey, this is great that folks are taking some positive steps to improve their lives (by the way at no “cost” (Lloyd S) to the clearly weak sense of your own self-worth as a man).

      • warningfakenews

        One gets media attention, the other doesn’t. Agenda-driven event, followed by agenda-driven reporting.

  • cheap tightwad

    They always go after the young, there’s always a new batch of them. First tell them they have a problem and you are going to solve it for them. Then you tell them how great and wonderful you are. Every year there’s more to fleece.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    I boost women’s confidence by treating them the way they’re supposed to be treated, LIKE A WOMAN!!!

    Now get back in the kitchen ladies!

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      Unless of course we’re talking about feminazi’s here.

      That is an endangered species, since there’s no cure for the illness.

      The pendulum will swing back eventually.

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