Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Bothby Laura Sessions Stepp
From the front lines of today's sexual battlefield comes an eye-opening examination of the hookup culture, seen through the personal experiences of the teenage girls and young women who live/b>
Features a new Afterword for this edition. A controversial look at today's sexual hook-up culture, and "[a] book...you won't stop talking about."-Patricia Cornwell
From the front lines of today's sexual battlefield comes an eye-opening examination of the hookup culture, seen through the personal experiences of the teenage girls and young women who live it-and who are left unprepared for its consequences. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a disturbing and enlightening indictment of the hookup culture, the social forces that contribute to it, and what can be done to change it.
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Laura Sessions Stepp is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who specializes in covering teenagers and young adults for the Style section of The Washington Post. Her work has appeared in such publications as Parent, Child, Working Mother, Reader's Digest, and Harvard’s Nieman Reports. She has twice been a resident scholar at the National Academy of Sciences, has served as a member of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Healthy People 2000 panel on adolescence and chairs the board of advisors of the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland. Stepp, who has three grown children, lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband.
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Recommended by my aunt, I found this book very insightful into today's society. I loved that the author threw herself into the lives of her subjects and yet offered unbiased critiques rather than condemning their lifestyles. It made me examine my life and choices and I highly recommend it to my peers.
As a parent we try and convey to our children understanding and compassion when it comes to their love lives. But what I didn't understand was the affect of how we raised them to be such strong women that they somehow have to compete in every facet of their lives and have since seemed to have lost the ability to attach or have emotional relationships with young men. I have learned that the 'hooking up' culture that prevails in high schools and colleges is not an innocent game of trying to figure out who you like but a emotionless sexual experience that leaves you with a sense of emptiness and sadness. A must read for moms and their daughters who have a need to understand and hopefully prevent emotionless relations.
this a great book for girls who do not realize how dangerous emotionally to be part of the hookup scene. it can really damage one's self esteem. this a great book, and studies are just jaw-dropping. i was really inspired by this book
I'm only about 100 pages into this book and I love it, it has really made me think about where I stand. Although I don't see these situations first hand, I feel like I can relate to them, because I am a woman, and recognize the confused feelings. I will write more when I finish the book, but right now it's highly recommended