A Verona police officer was arrested Wednesday on charges that he shared nude photos with and performed a sex act on a year-old boy, according to Allegheny County police.
It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation.
Missing from the sex is an exploration of the human dimensions of sexual connection and its potential to create meaning, joy, mutual pleasure and unparalleled levels of physical and emotional intimacy. We tell young people what we want them to say no to, but not boy the things we want them, eventually, to say yes to.
For the last 25 years, journalist Peggy Orenstein has been documenting and dissecting the inner lives of teenage girls in America, exploring why some young women struggle with confidence or harbor secret Disney princess obsessions.