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Peggy Orenstein, the author of Boys and Sex (and Girls and Sex) will be at the Brown University Bookstore on Saturday, January 11th, from 2-4pm. Tickets are $10, and the event will benefit Foster Forward.
Tickets are $10 and this event will
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The New York Times bestselling author will be
interviewed at a live taping of the Reading With Robin Podcast. Copies
of BOYS AND SEX and GIRLS AND SEX
will be for sale.
About the Book:
Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke
ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right
to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect
on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the
conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—steeped in
the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and
toxic masculinity—which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional
In Boys & Sex, Peggy
Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to
the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of
physical and emotional intimacy. Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young
men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys &
Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious”
robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding
of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and
perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its
complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and
important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a
provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how
boys can truly move forward as better men.
About the Author:
Peggy Orenstein is the New York
Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter,
Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A
contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, she has been
published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, the New Yorker,
and other publications, and has contributed commentary to NPR’s All
Things Considered. She lives in Northern California with her husband and
About Foster Forward:
Foster Forward’s mission is to empower lives impacted by
foster care. We have an unwavering commitment to support children and youth,
families, and the child welfare system as a whole, to grow, connect, improve,
and move forward.
Foster Forward is a nationally and locally recognized leader
committed to ensuring that all children and youth impacted by foster care have
safe, healthy, and nurturing families. We continuously innovate to provide
proven programs that engage natural supports and promote healthy development.
Respect: Foster Forward respects and
engages the individual experiences, voices, and identities of children and
youth in foster care, and the families who support them.
Credibility: Foster Forward is a valued and credible source
of information, advocacy, and resources.
Innovation: Foster Forward continuously contributes to and
improves the child welfare learning community through innovative partnerships
and ground-breaking programs.
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