Worthwhile Reads: Purity Rings

This post is a little different. I just came upon a listing of three positive posts written by dads about giving their daughters purity rings. I obviously very much disagree with essentially everything involved in what I call “the purity culture,” but I thought these posts were interesting in that they give some insight into the minds of the fathers of the purity culture, especially as relates to their daughters and purity rings.

Celebrating Another Milestone: Purity Ring for My Daughter

Dads 2:7 – Another Ring for Another Daughter

A Father’s Worst Fear – Part II

And for some reading to clear your brain afterwards, I offer this:

Purity Balls, and All They Represent, Are Absurd

Not Every Courtship Looks Like the Duggars'
Sexual Purity and the Pool Battle Plan
How Treating Sexual Thoughts as "Sin" Undermines Relationships
Sexual Predator Bill Gothard Defends Josh Duggar
About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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