Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape


Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Author Peggy Orenstein
ISBN-10 0062209744
ISBN-13 9780062209740
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Time Top 10 Book of the YearA San Francisco Chronicle Book of the YearThe author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a clear eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post princess stagehigh school through collegeand reveals how they are negotiating it A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls Even in this age of helicopter parenting the mothers and fathers of tomorrows women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it Drawing on in depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists academics and experts renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths hard lessons and important possibilities of girls sex lives in the modern world While the media has focusedoften to sensational effecton the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus in Girls and Sex Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young peoples lives what it means to be the the perfect slut and why many girls scorn virginity the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault In Orensteins hands these issues are never reduced to simplistic truths rather her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent often silent subtext of American life todaygiving readers comprehensive and in depth information with which to understand and navigate this complicated new world

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