Yet even as headlines about shattered ceilings have become ubiquitous, so have reports about the dangerous and self-destructive tendencies of the next generation of women. It seems that while American women are making great strides in public life, our daughters are enduring agonizing struggles in private.

Those struggles center mainly on sex and self-image. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last spring that one in four American girls aged 14 to 19 has a sexually transmitted disease. That estimate arrived on the heels of a groundbreaking American Psychological Association report that chronicled in devastating detail how our porn-saturated, hyper-sexualized society pressures girls to market themselves as sexual objects and engage in
behavior that leaves them feeling ugly, worthless and depressed.

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