My goal is not to attack those who want to be “wild,” but rather to expand the range of options for young people, who I believe are suffering because of the limited choices available to them.
* fear of bears.
The prevailing wisdom is that exposure to vast amounts of gossip, particularly about Hollywood’s so-called bad girls — Ms. Hilton, Ms. Spears and Lindsay Lohan, to name the most frequently chastised — is leading America’s impressionable 8-to-12-year-old girls into the gutter. But the reality is more complex....the girls interviewed cited wholesome-seeming celebrities as their favorites: Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Hilary Duff, Dakota Fanning, Anne Hathaway and Ms. Spears’s younger, scrubbed sister, Jamie Lynn. Is it possible that today’s tweens have seen enough to inoculate them against the pressures of their teenage years?
current trends in our society wrt female sexuality are the result of some sort of 'bad girl' / porn industry / liberal media / etc. conspiracy, and not simply what a lot of young women want, once the boot of 1950s-style sexual repression has been lifted.
In my experience the Good Girls end up on Valium or booze, denying the Bad in themselves and others. And Bad Girls end up on Prozac, because the Bad in oneself or others is hard to bear seeing and feeling. At least Bad girls are available to awakening, if they choose to awaken.
navigating the straight between the Scylla and Charybdis of personal sexuality and social sexuality.
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