Girls & Sex

Girls & Sex

Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Book - 2016
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Presents an analysis of the new sexual landscape faced by girls in today's high schools and colleges, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities in girls' modern-world sex lives.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062209726
0062209728
Branch Call Number: 306.70835 Or346G 2016
Characteristics: x, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Girls and sex

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renee37
Feb 21, 2020

This book thoroughly addressed the subject of sex and teenage girls as of 2016. However, it is already out of date because it does not address the full spectrum of predatory behavior of men, such as a US President, a Supreme Court Judge, Hollywood producers, CEOs, A-list actors, military personnel, uniformed officers, firefighters and too many professionals to name here, have surfaced post #metoo.
The HBO show Euphoria, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphoria_(American_TV_series)
will update you where Orenstein glosses over how drugs and sex are paired whether consensually for making amateur pornography, which is meant to be shared as a brag/boast or when they initiate a sexual assault. Also not enough due diligence is given to the violence of young girls and the insidious secrecy shrouding the reporting of these atrocities in educational institutions from middle-school to university settings. Nonetheless, this book is a savage indictment of our society's view of girls' sexuality as commodities to be consumed.

P.O. is hoofing this book all over California. I won't miss the opportunity to hear her when she visits Marin 2020.

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mom2niamh
Oct 11, 2017

Technology has transformed the landscape for teenagers, and their parents. A generation ago, parents would have more knowledge about their kids' activities---even if it was incomplete. With phones, social media, apps, and a porn-saturated internet, the partial glimpse that most parents used to have into their kids' social lives is gone. (My mom used to hear one side of each phone conversation I had. My daughter NEVER talks on the phone, so that---admittedly limited---window is gone.) In addition, the global quality of the web has all but eliminated the geographical differences in teenagers' experiences. No longer is the kid in the country less exposed to the influences that would impact the urban teenager. This book is, therefore, valuable in giving parents SOME insight into the world of our kids---even if every dynamic examined doesn't apply in your environment, it's helpful to know generally "how the wind is blowing."

ArapahoeKati Mar 20, 2017

Compellingly written, this book focuses on--you guessed it!--girls and sex, plus society's expectations of young women. It focused primarily on the college experience but also on sex ed in high schools. Very informative!

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elizali
Sep 13, 2016

I loved this book - so insightful. While the book of course focuses on how young women interact with sex, this is a much more overarching topic and this book addresses where attitudes arise from and how we can foster a healthy attitude towards sex for both young women and men with the advent of the internet.

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sarendt
Aug 11, 2016

I picked this up in an effort to continue to educate myself on what the future holds as the father of two young girls, one is shortly to be entering the dreaded "teen" years. I learned a lot from this book and would highly recommend it to both parents and teens who are curious about what's happening in our society and the sex lives of young women. It offers many new perspectives on the sex lives of young adults and some insight into how to help guide the next generation to full and happy sex lives.

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Aug 11, 2016

sarendt thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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