Peggy Orenstein on Boys and Sex: Navigating Sex and Masculinity in Today’s...

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In support of the steps our school districts are taking to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, we are postponing our event on 3/24 with Peggy Orenstein. Details about rescheduling to come as we are able to make new plans. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series!

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In support of the steps our school districts are taking to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, we are postponing our event on 3/24 with Peggy Orenstein. Details about rescheduling to come as we are able to make new plans. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series!
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Join us for an evening with Peggy Orenstein.

Peggy Orenstein’s book, Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and made her realize that talking about girls is only half of the conversation.

In Boys & Sex,Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.

Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious” robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.

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Peggy Orenstein is the author of The New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex and her current book, Boys & Sex as well as five previous books including Cinderella Ate My Daughter and the classic Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Peggy has also written for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, and The New Yorker, and has contributed commentaries to NPR and PBS Newshour. Her TED Talk, “What Young Women Believe About Their Own Sexual Pleasure” has been viewed over four million times.

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Audience: Grade 4 - 12 parents, caretakers, teachers, and counselors
Admission: Free

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Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94022

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