February 23rd, 2011

Recommended Reading #35: Youth

      “Seven Minutes on TV, Discussing Sex In a Different Way” by Dr. Marty Klein (Sexual Culture, Parenting, Sex and Youth) 5/2009

There is a video that goes with this overview that I definitely recommend watching—the only reason I didn’t make the video itself the recommendation here is because I find the aspects Dr. Klein details in this brief written overview particularly pointed and significant in regard to youth. His assertion that parents may never feel 100% comfortable speaking with their kids about sex and may thus find opportunity in learning to so even when they feel uncomfortable strikes me as invaluable and something that may not have occurred to many. In addition, the emphasis on adults’ anxiety around sexuality being one of the most prominent and direct sexual threats to children resonates deeply with me.


      “Conservatives Freak Out Over MTV’s ‘Skins’ — Teenagers Have Sex. Get Over It.” by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd ( Sex and Culture, Media, Sex and Youth) 1/24/11

I have never seen the show that is the main topic of this article, but I don’t feel like I need to have to appreciate its (the article’s) commentary around teenage sexuality and U.S. culture and media.


      “The Battle Hymn of the Sexually-Sane Mother” by Susie Bright (Parenting, Psychology, Sex and Youth) 1/12/11

I find this piece on parenting and kids’ health and sexuality so striking and poignant I don’t even know what to say here to express it. (Thanks to Jo for the link to this in a comment on a post from Kristina Wright last month.)


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2 Responses “Recommended Reading #35: Youth”

  1. Erobintica says:

    I see I have my reading cut out for me when I get home from poetry tonight! Thanks Em. :)

  2. Emerald says:

    Xoxo Robin. I suspect you’d like Susie’s piece quite a bit.

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