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    Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein portrays teenage sexuality as anything but light-hearted. While the title would lead a person to believe that the book is all about girls’ sexuality, it is not. Sexuality among todays teen seems to be more focused on boys than girls. Today’s teenage culture is what is known as a “hook-up” culture. This hook-up culture seems to be driving teenagers into impersonal relationships consisting of various sexual acts. This book is a must read for educators, mothers, fathers

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    Social media has captivated young and adult equally, but young kids are more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media. In the essay writing by Peggy Orenstein, she is troubled by the way young boys and girls are submerged in the cyberspace. She found that places like Facebook or twitter can affect the developing personality of young kids. These kids are more likely to suffer from bulling, to engage in a sexual relationship sooner and with an older person, be the victims of sexual assaults

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    In Cinderella Ate My Daughter Peggy Orenstein examines the triumphs and pitfalls navigating raising a daughter, in today’s mixed message world. From peer pressure and the need to fit in today’s society, young females have commercialism forced at them at every turn and in very clever ways. Doll creators have been pushing the boundaries of good taste with each new season launch. When the more “mature” actresses at the age of 17 feel the need to do something drastic to remove them from the wholesome

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    Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein A Review of the Literature Growing up in today’s society can be traumatizing for any child. When it comes to growing up as a young girl, however, it can be downright devastating, but not only for the child but the parent as well. There are so many decisions to be made when choosing how to raise your child, assuring that you have instilled proper values to develop a healthy sense of self-worth and confidence. Upon reading the book “Cinderella Ate My

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    We all had something when we were younger that put the spotlight on us as children. Whether it was an unusual last name, big ears, or funny freckles there was something that made us insecure or self-conscious. I can remember being made fun of for my last name “Hartung”. Kids used to ask me if my tongue was a heart and I would begrudgingly answer saying that Hartung actually meant royalty in German, which was a lie but it was what my parents told me to say. In “The Hundred Dresses”, Eleanor Estes

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    Lydia Darragh was a brave Quaker Housewife living on Second Street when the British occupied Philadelphia on September 26th, 1777. Many major wars were taking place, and they were known as the American Revolution when referred to as one. She supported the war effort and was read out of her meetings because of that support. There is no concrete proof of Darragh’s stories, but a family member brought her memorable actions to life. That member was Darragh’s daughter, Ann, who recounted the story years

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    Benedict Arnold As A Hero

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    Desiring recognition and the feeling of pride brings a fullness in life so if you were to not being given the proper recognition, if you were utterly ignored, if you were tossed aside and others received credit for your very own work, is if you were faced to choose between taking the high road and becoming a better human being or would you act out in vengeance? Benedict Arnold’s historical acclaim is often associated with the traitor activity, by examining the experiences with Arnold, Americans are

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    Peggy Schuyler groaned as her sister, Angelica, dragged her through a stadium down the front row. Her sister’s favorite singer Maria Reynolds was touring and Angelica had gotten tickets for the both of them, even though Peggy had no desire to go. “Angie how did you get first row tickets? Is sitting up here really necessary?” Peggy wished she was at home in her bed, as she wasn’t a fan of big crowds and loud music. Her sister plopped down in her seat and rolled her eyes at her sister’s question.

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    Benedict Arnold The name Benedict Arnold has become a synonym for a traitor to one's country. In the first years of the American Revolution, however, Arnold was a brilliant and dashing general, highly respected for his service to the patriot cause (see Revolution, American). Benedict Arnold was born on Jan. 14, 1741, in Norwich, Conn. His father, Benedict, was a well-to-do landowner. His mother was Hannah King Waterman Arnold. While a boy, young Arnold twice ran away to join the colonial troops

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    John André and Benedict Arnold, he was preparing for a breakfast at the Arnold home. Arnold fled from the house, but his wife “Peggy had retired to her bedroom, ready to feign innocence and hysterical despair…She was an artful actress, and the show of stunned sorrow which she staged in the days that followed convinced almost everyone of her innocence.” Ever since Peggy Shippen Arnold’s dramatic display of her ignorance to her husband’s betrayal, historians have struggled to accurately reconstruct

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