Return to Modesty

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Click for availability and more information Return to Modesty, by Wendy Shalit

An absorbing account of the difficulties of being a girl/young woman today in the face of the societal pressures to become sexually active by the age of 12-14, and the social stigma suffered by those who try to resist. The author argues that the ultimate result is many unhappy girls/young women and a less civilized society. "what women will and will not permit does have a profound way of influencing the behavior of an entire society". "our capacity to discriminate is what built civilization. Should it really come as such a surprise that when we began to tolerate everything, our society becomes less civilized".
-Nancy

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