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

Josh Duggar Blames Porn and Satan in Public Statement
Breaking: Leadership of Josh Duggar's Treatment Center Allegedly Involved in Sex Abuse Coverup
Josh Duggar Sent to Long-Term Treatment Center
"Terrifying" Josh Duggar Porn Star Allegations Reveal the Depravity of Evangelicals' Sexual Ethic
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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