Author Jessica Valenti discusses the Purity Myth

February 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

Jessica Valenti is author of The Purity Myth. She has argued that conservatives who are pushing hard for virginity and chastity (with virginity proms and virginity pledges) are sexualizing women every bit as much as our pop culture, though in an opposite direction. She argues that women should be judged by what they say and do, because of their intelligence and kindness. “Our moral compass does not lie between our legs, but that is what the purity myth is telling young women.” And by the way,

Media Education Foundation has released a new video about The Purity Myth. Here’s the trailer:

What follows is a short interview of Jessica Valenti:

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Category: Bigotry, Reproductive Rights, Sex

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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