The Good Girl Revolution


National Post: Rebelling against a culture of porn

Barbara Kay writes:

Which is the greater oppression -- sexual virtue imposed by the patriarchy, or sexual libertinism imposed by the matriarchy?

They call it empowerment, but in fact the decade-long vogue for "girls gone wild" -- "bad" as the new sexual "good"-- is just another form of cultural tyranny. Except now the oppressors are post-morality theorists and "desperate housewife" moms urging public "hotness," rather than stern, moralistic fathers suppressing it.

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Girls Gone Mild throws into detailed, sickening relief the actual content the average girl in North America is subjected to from birth onwards in the determination to make her "bad." By their early teens, girls' resistance to bad-girl brainwashing is ground down and they are ill-equipped to resist the paradigm of sexual largesse promoted by educational and celebrity authority figures.


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Notable and Quotable

"The steamy days of Washington summer may be upon us, but these girls, all from Burke, were definitely not getting skimpy. For a generation bombarded with news of pantyless celebrities, most of the girls we interviewed were surprisingly modest, more Hilary Duff than Lindsay Lohan."

-- Ylan Q. Mui, 'It's Not Just Parents Saying No to Skimpy Clothes,' Washington Post, June 4, '07