Speaking Up for Dignity

‘Purity’ culture: bad for women, worse for survivors of sexual assault

The Guardian: Virginity has no bearing on a person’s worth, yet ‘purity balls’ and shaming victims make our culture more medieval than modern. In The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti notes that the cultural emphasis on virginity teaches young women that their moral center is in their crotch, not in their minds or hearts.

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