My DN has been banned from reading "vampire books or any books of that nature" DBs words because him and his ex and the stepfather think they are part of what is "messing her head up" She has also been forbidden from listening to certain bands and banned from having a mobile phone. Shes 17. Its fucking ridiculous.
I don't want to get her something to do with sex, just something to do with the female sex - all the books proposed cover sex and sexuality as part of womanhood in a mysognist culture. There's so much negative influence directed at her with the media available I want to introduce her to different thinking.
One of my friends read Jill Tweedie's "In the Name of Love" when she was 14 and she said it completely immunised her against the pressures of romance, happy ever after, martyrdom, losing yourself in love etc. - all the things women are groomed to do.
I'm looking for some book/gift recommendations for an almost 15 year old.
Anything to get her away from the shite that is Twilight. I've had quite a few discussions about sex recently with her around the notion that PIV sex has lots of risks for women but that there are other types of sex.