Peggy Orenstein on ‘Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape’

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Guest: Peggy Orenstein

These days, American teenage  girls are facing more challenges around sex and changing cultural expectations than ever before. Social media, internet pornography, hook-up culture, and sexting are affecting the way young women think about their sexuality and their sense of self. Writer PEGGY ORENSTEIN talked with over 70 teenage girls and young women about sex, relationships, consent and empowerment for her new book, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. Orenstein, who is also the mother of a preteen, comes in to talk to Marty what girls are experiencing, the pressures, and their desires.

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