The Good Girl Revolution


Good Morning America Discusses Girls Gone Mild

Wendy Shalit appeared on Good Morning America in a segment about modest fashion.

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While skimpy clothes still dominate the fashion scene, today there's a flip side to girls gone wild.

Call it "girls gone mild" — a building modesty movement among many young women.

"The young girls themselves, they are the ones leading the modesty revolution," said author Wendy Shalit.

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"The role models we have out there now like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan is a very narrow notion of empowerment," Shalit said. "If that works for you, great. But for a lot of women, this is inauthentic."


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Wendy Shalit, on why tweens shouldn't have to look "sexy":  

"There is no longer any mystery or power to sex--it is just expected that everything will be sexual, and so nothing is. There is nothing to wait for, or to look forward to."