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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.
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Valenti, Jessica.
Purity myth.
Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)609879580
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Valenti
ISBN: 9781580052535 1580052533
OCLC Number: 259754338
Description: 263 pages ; 24 cm
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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The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. This panic is ensuring that young women's ability to be moral agents is absolutely dependent on their  Read more...

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