Peggy Orenstein is the international author of the New York Times best-sellers Boys & Sex, Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and the classic Schoolgirls. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Orenstein has also written for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Atlantic and The New Yorker.

An acclaimed expert on the challenges facing teens – and their parents – as they come of age in today’s culture, Peggy is known for her provocative insight, conversational style and surprising wit. Her fresh take on topics such as sexual consent, ethics and pleasure; the influences of mainstream media, social media and pornography; the rise of hook-up culture; sexual consent; and gender socialisation have put her in demand globally.

Her research includes the voices of both boys and girls (as well as those between or beyond genders), to discuss the impact on secondary school and university students’ sexual scripts of mainstream media, social media and porn; hook-up culture; changing expectations around consent; the politics of sexual pleasure; the diversity of sexual orientations; and gendered power dynamics. With humour and compassion, she separates myth from reality, ultimately giving parents, educators and young people the conversational tools, they need to ensure safe, mutually satisfying and intimate relationships.

We are delighted to be able to bring you this exclusive online opportunity to hear from Peggy, followed by a Q&A session.

When: Tuesday 10 August 2021
Time: 5.00 – 6.00pm AEST
RSVP: Please register your interest here via Trybooking and log in details will be forwarded via email closer to the event.