Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution

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Broadway Books, 2000 - Social Science - 279 pages
It’s been twenty-five years since Shere Hite’s revealing report on American women’s sex lives and, surprisingly, no one has undertaken an update–until now. Based on more than one hundred candid interviews with women representing a full spectrum of classes, races, sexual preferences, and relationship options, Her Way delivers a frontline account of today’s sexual “evolution.”

Unlike the countless prescriptive books that give women a romanticized take on what they should be doing, Her Way offers an eye-opening perspective on what they are doing. Giving voice to their empowering experiences, journalist Paula Kamen provides a glimpse into the underreported world of modern post-boomer women, a generation that doesn’t view men as mere meal tickets, enjoys guilt-free one-night stands, and is comfortable being single and making the decision to have sex–or not–on its own terms. An unprecedented portrait of contemporary womanhood’s emerging new identity, Her Way captures a new way of liberated living.

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Contents

The New Breed of Sexual Individualists
21
Male and Female Sex Patterns
40
A CloseUp
61
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Paula Kamen’s writings on feminism and young women have appeared in many national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Ms., and the Chicago Tribune. She is also the author of Feminist Fatale: Voices from the “Twentysomething” Generation Explore the Future of the Women’s Movement. A visiting research scholar in Northwestern University’s women’s studies program, Kamen lives in Chicago.

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