On Purity and Value

I've recently started reading Jessica Valenti's book 'The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women'. The book is simultaneously fascinating and infuriating. It argues that America's intense focus on chastity and purity is damaging to young women. Through analysis of the controversial abstinence-only curriculum and 'purity balls' to the opposite end … Continue reading On Purity and Value