BOOKS: DO WE NEED MORE OPRAHS?

IN PROMISCUITIES, FEMINIST NAOMI WOLF DEMANDS MORE GIRL TALK

In reviewing Naomi Wolf's latest treatise, Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood (Random House; 286 pages; $24), a number of critics have complained that the feminist author writes as a pop-culture illiterate. This is not entirely so, for surely no one else has ever found so much significance in the work of Tony Orlando and Dawn. Early in her book about the ways in which American society still fails to indoctrinate girls into a sexually confident adulthood, Wolf uses the singing group's Knock Three Times--a song about a guy who has a crush on a cute neighbor he doesn't know--as an...

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