Kids and adults alike tend to inflate teenage sexual activity to comical proportions, but as journalist Peggy Orenstein's "Girls & Sex" documents, "it's not exactly the fall of Rome out there."The problem with teen sex isn't the quantity but the quality of it, especially for young women.Orenstein's book sketches a sobering portrait of their maturation into sexual self-hood through interviews with more than 70 young women, ages 15-20, discussing aspects of sexuality, including the stigma of virginity, the thorny politics of "looking hot" and the blurred lines of sexual consent."Girls & Sex" is a sequel of sorts to Orenstein's "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" (2011) — her investigation into the marketing of corporatized femininity to children — and "Schoolgirls" (1995), which examined self-esteem among adolescents.CKE'S approach had been to emphasize that it served the kinds of items fast-food visitors wanted, but a bit more upstream to what quick-service restaurants offered; for example, their burgers were one-third or one-half of a pound, not one-tenth, and menu items included hand-scooped shakes and fresh biscuits.The stakes are high considering the scope of CKE, which has 3,800 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 41 foreign countries.In a recent survey of three townships, Save the Children discovered that 85 percent of households have taken out a loan from a local moneylender.While the loan may rescue them from an immediate financial emergency, the interest rates - which range from 5 percent daily to 30 percent monthly - trap the borrower in a perpetual cycle of debt.This means several makeouts, some of which included generous second-base action, did not make the cut.Apologies to the time Shoshanna made out with a doorman and Marnie, Jessa, and Thomas John’s almost-threesome. Season 5, Episode 10, Desi and a groupie Position or act: Fellatio Circumstances of sex: Desi gets a blow job from a very young-looking groupie in his dressing room while Marnie and Ray angrily beg him to open the door. What would pass for scandalous on another show barely registers on 52.
In more recent times, furors have erupted over casual sex on college campuses, the media-fueled tizzy around "rainbow parties" (supposedly rampant oral sex events involving high school girls and boys).
A year later and she has paid her sister far more than the original sum through these daily interest payments, but the debt still stands. She stands on the street and shouts 'I didn't give you that money for free' and other horrible things," says Than Than Htwe.
She is not the only one to be crippled by high interest loans in Yangon.
Three rows of wooden stilts elevate Than Than Htwe's house above a stagnant pond in Seikkyi Khanaungdho township, an island that lies at the convergence of the Yangon river and Twante canal in Myanmar's largest city.
She shares the one-room house with eight members of her family and a scourge of deadly mosquitoes that fester in the thick, green water beneath her feet.