Posts tagged "purity"

This Video Of A 10-Year-Old Girl Making A Virginity Pledge To Her Father On His Deathbed Creeps Me Out

I'm just going to say it: a 10-year-old girl making an abstinence pledge to her dying father on his hospital bed is all kinds of emotionally manipulative. I thought this YouTube video would be a touching, if extremely sad, occasion for Johnny, a gravely ill father, and his 10-year-old daughter, Nakeol. Gathered by family, they…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013

Sex Advice From A Dad To His Daughter That Every Parent Should Read

Have a young girl in your life? Then here's a blog post that you'll want to email to her parent right now. Houston Press writer Jef With One F was appalled by all the garbage he had been reading online about the pro-abstinence "purity" movement, which teaches girls and young women they are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2013

Check Out “The Purity Myth” Documentary, Now On DVD

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 i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2011

Girl Talk: I Dated A “True Love Waits” Christian

I grew up in a small town. It was in the “heartland”-- the middle of the country, yet everyone had twangy Southern accents. The town didn't have much money or restaurants or people. But we did have churches. Churches in pole-barns, churches whose congregations were made up of only one family, churches in the hill…
By: Rachel White / February 16, 2011

Urban Outfitters Wants Dads To Protect Sacred Female Virginity

Need a gift for your dad for Father's Day? Good luck with that, because I'm certainly not going to suggest you buy Po…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2010

K-Swiss Should Keep It Real

Sex sells. But what about purity? A K-Swiss ad campaign features tennis star Anna Kournikova in a white sports bra and a teeny-tiny mini skirt, showing off her midriff like a high school ho. Now that they’ve got your attention with some T&A, what’s the slogan say? “Keep It Pure.” Um, what?! While…
By: Simcha / June 6, 2008