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Quick Hit: The Politics of Purity

August 5, 2009

This article is a nice Q&A with Jessica Valenti, founder of a perennial favorite blog, Feministing.  She talks about female sexual purity, comprehensive sex education, and the divisions in the conservative movement over female sexuality.  She also mentions her book, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, and generally expresses a lot of thoughts – particularly about the disturbing law in Ohio that would require the father’s permission to get an abortion.  That idea just astounds me – trying to think of all the different ways that law would be problematic is making my brain hurt.

So check it out, because she has some good things to say, and it’s a quick read.

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