By Nancy Jo Sales
Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant strength within the lives of ladies coming of age in the US this day is social media. What it's doing to a whole new release of younger women is the topic of award-winning Vanity Fair author Nancy Jo Sales's riveting and explosive American Girls.
With impressive intimacy and precision, revenues captures what it sounds like to be a woman in the United States today. From Montclair to ny and l. a., from Florida and Arizona to Texas and Kentucky, revenues crisscrossed the rustic, talking to greater than 2 hundred women, a long time 13 to nineteen, and documenting a big switch within the manner ladies are transforming into up, a phenomenon that transcends race, geography, and family income. American Girls presents a irritating portrait of the top of adolescence as we all know it and of the inexorable and ubiquitous adventure of a brand new form of adolescence-one ruled through new social and sexual norms, the place a girl's first crushes and stories of longing and romance take place in an sped up digital setting; the place problems with identification and conceit are magnified and remodeled by means of social structures that offer prompt judgment. What does it suggest to be a woman in the United States in 2016? It skill coming of age on-line in a hypersexualized tradition that has normalized severe habit, from pornography to the informal alternate of nude images; a tradition rife with a virulent new pressure of sexism and a occasionally self-undermining idea of feminist empowerment; a tradition during which kids are spending quite a bit time on know-how and social media that they're now not constructing uncomplicated conversation talents. From attractiveness authorities to slut-shaming to a disconcerting pattern of exhibitionism, Nancy Jo revenues presents a stunning window into the troubling global 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 unparalleled new challenges.
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American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales