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Friday, May 21, 2010

Sex and Love, Post-Millenium

For those of you who have children and feel bewildered or horrified by the increased sexualization of American children, do I have the essay for you. Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic wrote this amazing article about the evolution of sexual pressure on today's teenaged girls, and manages to tie it to literary theory (if only tangentially), as well as offer a great review of Anita Shreve's Testimony. I suggest you read both the essay and Ms. Shreve's book, both are enormously well-plotted and informative.

You can read the essay here.