The Good Girl Revolution


'Mild, Mild Life' (The National Review)

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ writes:

But today, more and more sensible young women are bridling when they hear “bitches” and “hos” on the radio. And it’s not a political issue in the least. A 25-year-old former model tells Shalit that it won’t be the conservative media that will help the culture go mild. The revolution, the model says, will continue to happen from within: It will start in a girl’s childhood home, “with a mother who values herself, and a father who respects her.” It will continue in college and in the workplace.


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"Sometimes when daughters have a bad-girl mother, they rebel and become good girls. They are constantly embarrassed by me!"

--Ellen Sussman, 52, editor of Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, on her two daughters, ages 19 and 21 (MORE magazine July/August 2007)