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The purity myth : how America's obsession with virginity is hurting young women

Author: Jessica Valenti
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is a critique about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a young woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Valenti, Jessica.
Purity myth.
Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008042226
(OCoLC)259754338
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Valenti
ISBN: 9780786744664 0786744669
OCLC Number: 435970405
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Women's Issues) 2010
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The cult of virginity --
Tainted love --
Forever young --
The porn connection --
Classroom chastity --
Legislating sexuality --
Public punishments --
Beyond manliness --
Sex, morals, and trusting women --
Post-virgin world.
Responsibility: Jessica Valenti.
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