The Good Girl Revolution, by Wendy Shalit, is a new paperback that ended up on my reading table almost by accident. It got tossed into one of my swag bags at BlogHer, and a quick glance through soon turned into a detailed read.
The premise of the book is that today’s teens and tweens are rebelling against their more laid-back parents’ generation by reclaiming modesty, chastity, and high standards. There is a lot to be said about that, but I want to highlight this morning what I (as a mother of boys) took away from the book.
It’s about girls reclaiming their power and independence. It’s about girls refusing to bow to the current trends and making their own choices. It’s about girls standing up for themselves and what they believe in.
And that is a very encouraging trend.