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December 12, 2011

Purity Myth

"In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on "the virginity movement" -- an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about women's sexuality to roll back women's rights".

The topic of promising your father that you will remain "pure" has an incestuous and disturbing current. A personal time in a woman's life that should be left up to her. A community or public display of a woman's "purity" has no place in society although is seems to be of great concern to the men, and unfortunately some of the women, in this video. It seems that this promise will lead to lying and deceit by both the father and daughter. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56564-D 45 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at December 12, 2011 11:05 AM

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