The Good Girl Revolution


Q & A with Velocity Weekly, July 7, 2007

Read Javacia N. Harris' Q & A with Wendy.

"You endured harsh criticism and even death threats over your book "A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue." Why do you think people reacted this way, and why did you still want to write "Girls Gone Mild" despite that reception?

Well, actually, I received a lot of support as well. It really depended on the generation. Invariably, the personal attacks I got were from baby boomers ..."

 


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"Wendy Shalit’s first book, A Return to Modesty. . . created a storm when it was published nine years ago but whose influence can be detected in today’s campus chastity clubs, including here at Harvard. As a veteran of pro-sex feminism who still endorses pornography and prostitution, I say more power to all these chaste young women who are defending their individuality and defying groupthink and social convention. That is true feminism!"

— Camille Paglia, Harvard Feminism Conference Keynote, April 10 2008