‘Purity’ culture: bad for women, worse for survivors of sexual assault | The Raw Story

Valenti notes that the cultural emphasis on virginity teaches young women that their moral center is in their crotch, not in their minds or hearts.

This culture tells women that their bodies aren’t really theirs; bodies are only bargaining chips, which can be devalued like a new car driven off the lot. Women aren’t inherently valuable, the thinking goes, except so long as we have untouched vaginas to give our husbands (because our partners are always husbands). Virginity trumps intelligence, humor and compassion.

via ‘Purity’ culture: bad for women, worse for survivors of sexual assault | The Raw Story.

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