“That’s one of the reasons we moved out here to Garden City, so my brother could play soccer.”Garden City is a village of some 22,000 people, about an hour’s drive from Manhattan, an affluent community with many beautiful churches, a place centered on raising kids, raising them to be successes.
She was one of the top students in her grade at a competitive Manhattan private school. “My whole family’s good at sports,” she said breezily.
Now that she had the eyeliner, the next thing was to figure out what to wear.
She searched in her closet and the heaps of clothes strewn everywhere in her room.
“And that’s why I wanted it to be a date, because if it’s weird to see each other again there will be other people there.”She had enlisted the help of her best friend, Priya, to come along that night “in case it gets awkward,” and Josh was bringing along another boy as Priya’s date.
But for so many other girls my age it’s a really big problem.”I asked her if she thought it could be an example of the very thing she was just talking about, clothing that was sexualizing.“Well, I don’t feel compelled to go out ,” she said, “but when you see every girl dressing sexy you do feel compelled to do it, too.