You’re (hopefully) already a fan of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, by Jessica Valenti, the kickass activist and blogger who co-founded Feministing.com. But did you know her groundbreaking book has been made into a documentary, now available on DVD? “The Purity Myth” documentary is narrated by Valenti herself and walks us through the cultural resurgence in “purity” that has every female celeb bragging she will be a virgin on her wedding night.
But what does “purity” mean? Does “virginity” even exist? And despite the fact we speand $50 million in taxpayer money a year on abstinence-only education, does it actually work? (I think you know the answer to that last one.)
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