In a review essay in today's "Weekly Standard," Jennifer Marshall calls Girls Gone Mild "a rally cry for more young women to reclaim their rightful dignity and respect." Ms. Marshall points to wait-until-marriage groups on campus, and Shalit's outspoken teen interviewees who have boycotted companies as "proof that the revival Shalit called for in her popular first book, A Return to Modesty, is underway."
Personally, we couldn't agree more--which is why the paperback of Girls Gone Mild is now called The Good Girl Revolution!
Jennifer Marshall continues: "For all of us, the example of Wendy Shalit's young leaders calls for 'rediscovering our capacity for innocence, for wonder, and for being touched profoundly by others.'"
Read the complete Weekly Standard review here.
“The girls [whom the Times reporter] interviewed cited wholesome-seeming celebrities as their favorites. . . Is it possible that today’s teens have seen enough to inoculate them against the pressures of their teenage years?”
--Stephanie Rosenbloom, "Grade-School Girls, Grown-up Gossip," New York Times, May 27, 2007