The hypersexualization that has enveloped the lives of American girls seems to have also ensnared their moms. Sexting is not illegal. More From Glamour: But a double standard holds. Real News.
So we need to decide to stop shaming each other for loving the sexual aspects of our bodies and for wanting to share those aspects. A good friendship with a girl had soured, abetted by a fight over a boy. In January, almost a year to the day when her photo went viral, she decided to transfer back to her old district, where she figured she at least had some friends. The cheerleading awards are likely part of a much larger cultural milieu of sexual objectification—one that goes beyond the Wisconsin border. He had not expected the students to be punished severely, he continued. And I feel we all have a responsibility to guide our daughters and sons through it.
Even as an adult—and a professional feminist, no less—I have rationalized experiences in which I have been objectified.
Social Media and Secret Lives of American Teenage Girls
Find me a woman today under the age of 30 who hasn't taken one nude or semi-nude selfie. But the punishment insulated Margarite from the wave of reaction that surged online, in local papers and television reports, and in texted comments by young teenagers throughout town. When Jennifer, who works for an accountant, arrived at the school, she ran to Isaiah, a tall, slender boy with the startled air of an unfolding foal. Meanwhile, another middle school principal in Lacey had begun investigating a sexting complaint that morning. While I understand that personal privacy has been violated and no girl or guy really wants a picture of themselves in a graphic, sexual position to be out there for the masses, I just have to say, who cares? As year-old Sophia explains to Sales in the book:
Why We Send Nudes
It's more to make the receiver happy. We're talking boobs and cootches here, not people raping children or murdering kittens. Sales has been studying the lives of American teenagers since the s. Blogs Blog Voices. Invalid email address. In this day and age of liberal freedoms and self expression, somehow, we are still all shocked to learn that a super model who is dating a professional athlete has naked and sexual pictures. Asian Voices.