Tag Archives: Purity Myth

Taylor Swift’s Bubble.

“You Belong With Me” is a fairy tale about the Purity Myth–and about how conforming to it can win young women what they want. Unfortunately, fairy tales are rarely very in tune with reality. Continue reading

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How the Purity Myth Destroys Lives.

(Content Note: Discussion of sex and pornography, and also some NSFW links.) We’ve talked about the Purity Myth off and on here, and even knowing what I know about it I still get completely blindsided sometimes by the dramatic examples … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Undesirable Virgin.

Christian culture thinks about virginity in a very particular way, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Continue reading

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Modest is Nottest.

(Content note: Misogyny, body policing, discussion of Rape Culture.) Today we’re going to talk about why a false modesty drive is just one of the last salvos that fundagelical culture is firing in their vain attempt to grab back control … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Lately Online.

I was going to put these links at the end of various full posts, but I didn’t want them to get lost, so here they are in a semi-organized lump. Here’s what I’m reading lately from the netosphere that I … Continue reading

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Exiting Far East: On Being Immodest.

I was finally in Sapporo, Japan, and in the earliest days of the trip. It had been a really long, hellish, topsy-turvy day. But now we were approaching the tail end of it; as my mom would have put it, … Continue reading

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The Daughters of Women.

A while ago I wrote a post called “The Daughters of Men” in which I cried aloud in the wilderness about a pastor who is deliberately teaching his daughters things that will potentially harm them significantly in their future lives … Continue reading

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