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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by [Orenstein, Peggy]
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An Amazon Best Book of April 2016: It would be easy to pigeonhole Girls & Sex as essential reading only for parents of female teens or preteens. But as I traveled deeper into Orenstein’s honest and thoughtful exploration of “the complicated new landscape” of sex as seen from the points of view of seventy high school and college-age girls she interviewed, I realized this book is for anyone who cares for a girl approaching womanhood, whether she is a daughter, niece, granddaughter, or friend of the family. Orenstein is the perfect guide, empathetic with the girls she interviews while also calling out how views on being “hot,” consensual sex, drinking, and the very definition of virginity and intercourse has changed in the past ten or twenty years. She’s so direct, the reader can’t help but face how dramatically the landscape has shifted. (I admit to being horrified at the latest definition of “second base.” But better to be wide-eyed than blind.) It’s a tribute to Orenstein’s perceptive investigations and her ability to make you question your own long-held beliefs about young people and sex that as I turned the last page, I felt an intense desire to read a Boys & Sex edition so that our young men could be given the clear voice that Orenstein has given young women. —Adrian Liang

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''Girls & Sex should be mandatory for anyone who cares about the present and future cultural landscape for girls, women, humans. I seriously want to quit my job and tour the country, furiously hawking Peggy Orenstein's insightful, important book.'' (Rashida Jones, actress, writer, producer)

''If you're going to talk about women in the 21st century, you MUST read Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex. No one else is asking these questions; so no one else, then, is finding out the answers.'' (Caitlin Moran, Author of How to Be a Woman)

''With compassion and insight, Peggy Orenstein holds a mirror not only to girls' experiences but to our own judgments. No less than the emotional health and physical safety of our daughters (and of our sons, by the way) depends on the kind of insight Girls & Sex provides.'' (Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes)

''Peggy Orenstein sheds light on an important and too often misunderstood topic. Her reporting shows how a healthy and direct approach to sexuality is a key component of gender equality.'' (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org)

''Orenstein has compiled an eye-opening study of the way that girls and women in America think, feel, and act regarding sex.... The abundant information she provides will give parents and young girls the power to make informed decisions regarding sex.'' (Kirkus)

''Eye-opening.... Orenstein draws powerful, humane portraits of her interview subjects, self-reliant young women who find themselves trapped by sexist stereotypes about women's bodies and women's pleasure. [A] smart, earnest, and timely assessment.'' (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

''Accessible prose and narrative style will bring the work of many thoughtful experts to a wider audience.... Young adults, parents, educators, and activists alike will find this passionate work a timely conversation starter.'' (Library Journal)

''Sex and teenagers have always gone together, but parents reading Orenstein's frank exploration of current trends may still be in for a shock.... This isn't a comfortable book to read (Orenstein herself admits twinges a few times), but it's an important one.'' --(Booklist)

Product details

  • File Size: 1306 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062209728
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 7, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LXNJ8X9
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,459 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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