- This event has passed.
Peggy Orenstein with Rosalind Wiseman – BOYS & SEX
January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity
Peggy Orenstein, author of the New York Times bestselling Girls & Sex, will discuss and sign Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity ($28.99 Harper). In this book, Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.
Drawing on interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious” robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. Orenstein unravels the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.
Orenstein will be in conversation with Rosalind Wiseman. She is the founder of Cultures of Dignity and author of Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice and Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World.