Book Review: GIRLS and SEX: Navigating the complicated new landscape
by Peggy Orenstein
TOPIC: Parenting, Teenagers, Sex/Sexuality
By David Burke
“This is what your daughter is facing!”
The older generation often worries and doesn’t understand the younger generations. This book is a helpful compilation of young women’s attitudes and reflections about sex. It’s scary and eye opening. It’s worth not keeping your head in the sand.
As a journalist, the author interviews over 70 young women who are very candid about their sexuality and their experiences with sex. She writes about Purity Balls, hooking up and a girl’s right to self expression. Reading about the experiences of these young women helps me appreciate the journey of a young adult female, what attitudes they are facing and how I can parent my own children. This book challenged me to have several conversations with my own daughters. And more to come!
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