Today's guest, Peggy Orenstein has been chronicling the lives of girls for over 25 years. Her book "Cinderella Ate My Daughter," published in was about the impact of what she described as the princess industrial complex that markets the princess image to young girls. Her latest book "Girls And Sex" has just come out in paperback. It looks at how pop culture and pornography affect the sexual expectations that girls put on themselves and that boys project on them. So Peggy Orenstein began interviewing girls about their attitudes, expectations and early experiences with a full range of physical intimacy. She spoke with more than 70 young woman between the ages of 15 and Terry Gross spoke with Peggy Orenstein last year when Orenstein's daughter was Before we start, I want to let parents know that this conversation is about the pressures and expectations girls confront as they begin having sexual relationships and contains mentions of sexual behavior.
Girls Like Us
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Fewer teens report having sex
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Missing from the discourse is an exploration of the human dimensions of sexual connection and its potential to create meaning, joy, mutual pleasure and unparalleled levels of physical and emotional intimacy. We tell young people what we want them to say no to, but not all the things we want them, eventually, to say yes to. What heartens me is that deep down girls and boys know that they are receiving a partial message at best.