SchoolGirls examines the lives of teenage girls and reveals that despite perceptions of progress toward equality between the sexes, fundamentally things have not really advanced much. Written in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the book is deeply rooted in a broad-based 1990 AAUW poll, which found that American girls still fall into traditional patterns of low self-image and self-censorship and that they emerge from adolescence with reduced expectations of life and much less self-confidence than do boys. Complimentary Readers Companion Booklet available.
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Peggy Orenstein is an award-winning writer and speaker on issues affecting girls and women. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, and her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, Glamour, Mirabella, Details, Elle, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her newest book is Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half- Changed World.