FROM Peggy Orenstein
'Girls and Sex' Teenage girls are more empowered today than ever before. They’re told they can do whatever boys can do. They’re encouraged to study science and math, to become designers, athletes, artists or entrepreneurs. They’re told to be proud of who they are and to take control of their own lives. But what about their private lives -- their sex lives? Well, that’s a different story as Peggy Orenstein found out. She’s a journalist and author and her new book is called Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape .
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