The Unending Assaults on Girlhood


This is a worthwhile read from Sophie Gilbert on Lebos' book Girlhood (which I will be ordering asap). "There is, and always has been, a trap within the bafflingly short virgin-whore continuum: Girls are shamed into doing things they don’t want to do and then shamed for doing them." Gilbert also comments "In the absence of specific lessons that emphasize self-worth and autonomy, internalizing the things some boys say they’re entitled to becomes disturbingly easy."