The purity myth : how America's obsession with virginity is hurting young women
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Published:
Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, [2009].
Status:
Central Adult Nonfiction
306.7 VALEN
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Central Adult Nonfiction
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Description
The United States is obsessed with virginity ? from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth Jessica Valenti argues that the country’s intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes ? ranging from abstinence curriculum to ?Girls Gone Wild” infomercials ? place a young woman’s worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, rather than values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti sheds light on the value ? and hypocrisy ? around the notion that girls remain virgin until they’re married by putting into context the historical question of purity, modern abstinence-only education, pornography, and public punishments for those who dare to have sex. The Purity Myth presents a revolutionary argument that girls and women are overly valued for their sexuality, as well as solutions for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity.
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Book
Physical Desc:
263 pages ; 24.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1580052533, 9781580052535

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-238) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Valenti, J. (2009). The purity myth: how America's obsession with virginity is hurting young women. Berkeley, Calif.: Seal Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Valenti, Jessica. 2009. The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women. Berkeley, Calif.: Seal Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Valenti, Jessica, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women. Berkeley, Calif.: Seal Press, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Valenti, Jessica. The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women. Berkeley, Calif.: Seal Press, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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