The Bad News on ‘Good’ Girls - The New York Times

But in practice, the more subtle rewards for compliant behavior show girls that it pays to be sweet and passive.

But what girls don’t learn is how to be the solo aviators of their own perfect, powerful bodies — to happily inhabit their own skin instead of seeing their physical selves as objects to be assessed and hopefully affirmed by others; to feel entitled to sex they actively desire themselves, instead of positioned to either accept or reject men’s advances.

Whoa! Any of that sound familiar??? My piece awhile back on the importance of female desire said much the same thing.


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