#1426 (Repeat of #1406): Girls And Sex, Girls And Roller Derbies

Nov 22, 2016

On this week’s 51%, an author talks about her book, Girls & Sex. A teen reflects upon her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, and we visit a roller derby team in New York. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Peggy Orenstein is an author and journalist, whose most recent book is "Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape." Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, invited Orenstein to her studio in San Francisco to discuss the new book, including why girls feel such pressure to be "hot", and how sex is like...a pizza? 

That was Peggy Orenstein, author of "Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape." She was Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, produced at KALW. 

Her entire interview with Peggy Orenstein can be heard at inflectionpointradio.org

Now we hear from a teenager who reflects upon the time when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here’s Katie Wilhem. 

From a choreographed show to a fast paced sport, Emma Pettersen has the story on the growing popularity of roller derby.  

And that's our show this week. Thanks to Patrick Garrett for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in the Dark by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio. If you’d like to hear this show again, sign up for our podcast, or visit the 51% archives on our web site at wamc.org. And follow us on Twitter @51PercentRadio