I came across this very interesting article, today:
Caitlin Flanagan, the author of "Girl Land" discusses this new, and very scary (from the POV of a parent of a teen or tween), phenomena.
It seems that the traditional "First Date" is dead. How did that happen? Was it so long ago that Molly Ringwald was 'Pretty In Pink' for her Andrew McCarthy? At first, I was reluctant to believe it but recently, Aaron had the opportunity to work with a number of late-teens and early-twenty-somethings and the stories he brought home were worse than X-Rated. Tragic, is the word that springs to mind, and not just for the girls.
The boys are missing out on so much, too, whether or not their hormones will currently allow them to see that.
And, it's happening at much younger ages than you might think.
Girl Land, by Caitlin Flanagan, on my 'MUST READ ASAP' list.
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