The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
Pages no: 263
4.5 starsThe Purity Myth is a fantastic summary regarding the virgin/whore dichotomy which takes place in the United States. From purity balls where young girls to teenagers pledge their virginities to their fathers (because we all know we can't be trusted to be in charge of our OWN bodies!) to vict...
Interesting, and compelling stuff, but more than a little hampered by the author's judgemental attuitude at times. It's truly scary how much misinformation is being pushed on kids in "their best interests."
UPDATE: Bumping this up to 4 stars after reading [b:Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters|390778|Full Frontal Feminism A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters|Jessica Valenti|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328853752s/390778.jpg|380389], because this book is a lot...
This book pissed me off at some parts, not at the writer, but at the subject matter and the injustice of it all. Definitly highly recommend this.
Very interesting read. The author puts forward the argument that defining women and labeling their morality by their sexual activity and choices is problematic. Valenti argues that overvaluing virginity is on the same continuum and spectrum as labeling women “sluts”. In the end, Valenti is not pr...
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