The Good Girl Revolution

Sacramento Bee writes about "Britney backlash"

Cynthia Hubert writes in the Sacramento Bee:

[...] according to a new book, North America is witnessing the beginnings of a Britney backlash, a return to a less-promiscuous, more innocent time.

Wendy Shalit makes a case for this youth-led rebellion in her book "Girls Gone Mild" (Random House, $25.95, 352 pages).

"The one thing I heard over and over," she writes, "was how desperate they were for a new set of role models," ones who dress less provocatively, mind their manners and insist on being virgins until marriage.

The book "is about my search for an alternative to our 'Girls Gone Wild' culture," she says via e-mail.

"I want to put the focus on girls who are doing great things beyond just flashing their bodies for strangers."



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"Well-meaning experts and parents say that they understand kids' wanting to be 'bad' instead of 'good.' Yet this reversal of adults' expectations is often experienced not as a gift of freedom but a new kind of oppression."

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