Elizabeth Nickson of the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, writes:
marshals her evidence with the diligence of a trial lawyer. From
hooker-rig-wearing Bratz dolls for four-year-olds, to Abercrombie and
Fitch selling thongs to 10-year-olds with "eye candy" and "kiss me"
printed on the front, to 12-year-olds listening to Ludacris singing
about "ruff sex" ("make it hurt/ in the garden/ in the dirt"), to
13-year-olds telling porn star Jenna Jameson that she is their hero,
Shalit makes it clear that for girls, the young world is not a safe
harbour, but a Darwinian thrash hunt wherein their degradation is the
Shalit does not preach; she merely reports on the pockets of girls who are taking back their innocence and insisting it is not naiveté."
"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