As the father of three daughters, I have acquired a healthy respect for the code of the gentleman, which seems to live on in modified form mostly in our armed forces. A few years back Brad Miner illuminated the subject in The Compleat Gentleman: A Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry. Now comes Carol Platt Liebau to consider the subject from the vantage of women. Carol writes:
Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!) is an in-depth look at the forces telling young women that being sexy trumps intelligence and character every time. For those who aren’t aware of just how sexualized teen-oriented fashion, reading, movies, television and music have become and why, it’s a wake-up call. For parents who want their daughters to understand the physical, emotional and psychological dangers of giving too much, too soon, it puts all the facts at their fingertips. And for anyone who cares about the impact that teen sexuality has on America’s economic and social life — and believes it’s time for a more wholesome teen culture — it’s a call to arms.
Our friend Hugh Hewitt writes of Carol’s book: “This is the rarest of books — one that could save a life.”