"The Internet has made it more possible for girls to engage openly in conversations about sex—and to consume sexual images—that were previously shared among networks of boys. Pornography (which can often, but not always, be misogynistic, homophobic, and racist) has exploded across the Internet, but so have feminist and queer communities that offer support to people whose sexualities have always been marginalized. Texting with your crush is about as “disembodied” as quill-to-scroll love letters were. Receiving a text from a person you like can be a glorious thing."
I’m tired of these dumb, poorly researched and judgmental articles condemning teenagers (or, really, young women) and their digital activities (sexual or not). Amanda Hess’ takedown of Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article is really good.