By Nancy Jo Sales
Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant strength within the lives of women coming of age in the USA at the present time is social media. What it truly is doing to a whole iteration of younger girls is the topic of award-winning Vanity Fair author Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls.
With remarkable intimacy and precision, revenues captures what it sounds like to be a lady in the US today. From Montclair to long island and l. a., from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, revenues crisscrossed the rustic, chatting with greater than 2 hundred ladies, a long time 13 to nineteen, and documenting an immense swap within the method ladies are turning out to be up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and family income. American Girls offers a annoying portrait of the top of early life as we all know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous event of a brand new form of adolescence-one ruled through new social and sexual norms, the place a girl's first crushes and studies of longing and romance ensue in an speeded up digital setting; the place problems with identification and conceit are magnified and remodeled by way of social systems that offer instant judgment. What does it suggest to be a woman in the United States in 2016? It capability coming of age on-line in a hypersexualized tradition that has normalized severe habit, from pornography to the informal trade of nude images; a tradition rife with a virulent new pressure of sexism and a occasionally self-undermining suggestion of feminist empowerment; a tradition within which youngsters are spending loads time on expertise and social media that they're no longer constructing easy conversation talents. From attractiveness professionals to slut-shaming to a disconcerting pattern of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo revenues offers a stunning window into the troubling international of today's teenage girls.
Provocative and pressing, American Girls is destined to ignite a much-needed dialog approximately how we will aid our daughters and sons negotiate extraordinary new challenges.
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