Download Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein Pdf book free online. The author of the New York Times best-selling Cinderella Ate My Daughter paints a vivid image of the new sexual terrain that girls encounter in the post-princess stage, from high school to college, and explores how they are navigating it. GET FREE AUDIOBOOK
Between parents and their daughters, a generation gap has arisen. Even in this era of helicopter parenting, future mothers and fathers have no idea what their girls are doing sexually or how they feel about it. Peggy Orenstein, a renowned journalist, 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, based on in-depth interviews with over 70 young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts.
While the media has concentrated on the rise of casual sex and the occurrence of rape on college campuses, Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table in Girls and Sex. She looks at how porn and all of its sexual myths have infiltrated young people’s life, as well as what it means to be “the perfect slut” and why many girls despise virginity, the tricky landscape of hookup culture, and the unpleasant realities of assault. These issues are never reduced to simple “truths” in Orenstein’s hands; rather, her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent, often silent subtext of contemporary American life, providing listeners with comprehensive and in-depth information with which to understand and navigate this complex new world.
About the Author
Waiting for Daisy, Schoolgirls, and Cinderella Ate My Daughter are all New York Times bestsellers by Peggy Orenstein. She has been published in USA Today, Vogue, Parenting, O, The Oprah Magazine, and the New Yorker, among other publications. Orenstein and her family live in California.