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A controversial new book, 'Girl Land,' argues that the web has a damaging effect on female youth and has led to a huge outcry from women in the US.

This article titled “Is the internet harmful to teenage girls?” was written by Sarah Hughes, for The Guardian on Monday 30th January 2012 21.00 UTC

Few people are as experienced at generating controversy as American essayist Caitlin Flanagan, who has previously incited female ire with her takes on everything from housewives (“Women have a deeply felt emotional connection to housekeeping”) and working mothers (“At a certain point a mother must choose between her work and her child”) to the flaws of Joan Didion.

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