Posts tagged "virginity pledge"

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

“How To Lose Your Virginity,” The Documentary

Oooh, cool: filmmaker Therese Shechter is making a documentary about all things virginal, aptly called "How To Lose Your Virginity." Shechter posted a trailer online and it looks like "How To Lose Your Virginity" covers virginity pledges, the purity ring iPhone app, those creepy "purity balls," and even Miley Cyrus' alleged abstinence pledge. Please tell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2009

Dads Are Talking To Their Sons About Balls—Purity Balls, That Is

I'd thought purity balls—dances when tween and teen girls pledge to their fathers that they'll stay virgins until marriage—were paternalistic and super-creepy for the girls. But, apparently, they are equal-opportunity paternalistic and creepy. The Tennessean interviewed parents Julian and Valerie Head, of Franklin, Tennessee, who are hosting a purity ball at their home for their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 11, 2009