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Virgin Sacrifice: Father/Daughter Dance

A benefit to raise awareness sounds like a good thing, but sometimes even a ball can be bad. Case in point: The Chastity Gala, a trend of father/daughter dances across the nation, aka the most uncomfortable parties we’ve ever heard of. Recently, in Colorado Springs, 150 fathers with girls from grade school to college attended such a purity ritual at a local hotel. Now, slow dancing with your pop at weddings can be sweet, but making a teenage girl swear to her daddy that she’ll carry her V-card until she marries sounds like cruel and unusual punishment (not to mention totally ludicrous). But even dumber than having to dance about virginity is the idea that these poor misguided dad’s think by taking a vow, “Before God to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity,” they’re precious little flowers won’t grow up and put out. According to The New York Times, statistics have shown that teenagers who practice abstinence will eventually have sex before they wed and are unfortunately more likely to forgo protection. What’s really safer: upholding your daughter to an unrealistic moral standard so you can avoid the awkward sex talk or teaching her how to take care of herself and her needs in a way where she can respect her sexuality? Either way, no one should be forced to put on a fancy dress and parade around chanting promises they can’t keep. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

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