The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth December 7, 2011

This is beautiful. For a full transcript, see here. I think the very best part comes at the end: “The purity myth is the lie that women’s sexuality has some bearing on who we are and how good we are, because really I think we all know that young women are so much more than whether or not they have sex. We really should be teaching our daughters that their ability to be good people should be based on their intelligence, on their compassion, their kindness, not what they do with their bodies.” This is what I’ve been saying all along! The idolization of virginity makes what women do with their vaginas more important than how they treat other people or their skills and abilities. All that matters is what is between their legs. And seriously, how much sense does that make?

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