The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth

In The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti argues that the country's intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women.

Author: Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580053149

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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-only 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 virgins 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.
Categories: Social Science

The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth

11 Another woman, Ericka Andersen, even claimed to have read the book (
despite the fact that it wasn't to be released for months!) and wrote that “the real
purity myth is what Jessica is telling women: that sexual consequences be
damned as ...

Author: Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786744664

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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From the bestselling author of Sex Object, a searing investigation into American culture's obsession with virginity, and the argument for creating a future where women and girls are valued for more than sexuality 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-only 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 virgins 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.
Categories: Social Science

Fashionable Childhood

Fashionable Childhood

“Estelle pukeutuu vain huippumuotiin: Takin arvo 230 euroa.” IltaSanomat, May
10, 2012. http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kuninkaalliset/art1288468260248.html?ref=
hstfpromo5 (accessed May 10, 2012). Valenti, Jessica (2010). The Purity Myth.

Author: Annamari Vänskä

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472568472

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Fashionable Childhood is the first book to critically examine representations of children and childhood through fashion media. Focussing on themes such as innocence, sexuality, class, and gender, this book provides a detailed and fascinating overview of the topic over the last 40 years. With case studies of advertising campaigns from international fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Dior, Ralph Lauren and in-depth research into Italy's special edition of Vogue dedicated to childrenswear, Vogue Bambini, Fashionable Childhood examines the ways children's fashion is presented globally. With the market for children's fashion witnessing rapid growth in recent years, this exciting book will be of particular interest and value to students of fashion marketing, promotion, journalism, history, and theory.
Categories: Social Science

Why Have Kids

Why Have Kids

Praise for Jessica Valenti A gutsy young third wave feminist. New York Times "Valenti s writing has a wonderful defiant quality reminiscent of the days of the movement s youth.

Author: Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547892610

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

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A high-profile feminist, and a mother herself, explores the question of whether or not to have children, and how having children changes the life of parents, often not for the better, in this modern world. 20,000 first printing.
Categories: Family & Relationships

White Civility

White Civility

... the hybrid Celtic myth ( Robert Young 130 ; Baucom 16 ; italics in the original ) ,
while Young cites John Beddoe ' s prize - winning essay The Races of Men (
1885 ) as an example of the purity myth . For this book , Beddoe carefully
collected ...

Author: Daniel Coleman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077667684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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In White Civility Daniel Coleman breaks the long silence in Canadian literary and cultural studies around Canadian whiteness and examines its roots as a literary project of early colonials and nation-builders. He argues that a specific form of whiteness emerged in Canada that was heavily influenced by Britishness. Examining four allegorical figures that recur in a wide range of Canadian writings between 1820 and 1950 - the Loyalist fratricide, the enterprising Scottish orphan, the muscular Christian, and the maturing colonial son - Coleman outlines a genealogy of Canadian whiteness that remains powerfully influential in Canadian thinking to this day. Blending traditional literary analysis with the approaches of cultural studies and critical race theory, White Civility examines canonical literary texts, popular journalism, and mass market bestsellers to trace widespread ideas about Canadian citizenship during the optimistic nation-building years as well as during the years of disillusionment that followed the First World War and the Great Depression. Tracing the consistent project of white civility in Canadian letters, Coleman calls for resistance to this project by transforming whiteness into wry civility, unearthing rather than disavowing the history of racism in Canadian literary culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Folklore of Texan Cultures

The Folklore of Texan Cultures

The purity myth is refuted by a survey of 117 conscripts for the Aguayo Expedition
who were taken at Zelaya in April , 1720 . We can assume that this is typical of
other Spanish conscriptions for the expedition . Forty - four were Spanish ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010327396

Category: Folklore

Page: 366

View: 512

Categories: Folklore

Companionate Marriage

Companionate Marriage

The Purity myth , 142 . If they had had a legal Companionate , 148 . How we
might have a Companionate that would work : The danger in free love unions ,
151 . Nonprocreative marriage a check on sexual lawlessness , 154 . Sex at its
best is ...

Author: Ben Barr Lindsey

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright

ISBN: MINN:31951001531675S

Category: Companionate marriage

Page: 396

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Categories: Companionate marriage

Cancioneiro Vinicius de Moraes Obras selecionadas

Cancioneiro Vinicius de Moraes  Obras selecionadas

Author: Sergio Augusto

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124273710

Category: Composers

Page:

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Biography of the Brazilian poet, composer of popular songs, playwright and performer. v. 1 includes several of his songs and collaborations between himself and others.
Categories: Composers

The Purity of a Pig

The Purity of a Pig

He would speak of the myth of purity in sex and of the sterility it led to . Could
there be anything less productive than a virgin , either man or woman ? Could
one conceive of anything sadder than a pound of chaste and barren flesh ? That
was ...

Author: Carles Casajuana

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040994439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 436

"The Purity of a Pig" is an economical but complex psychological novel, a skillful blend of tragedy and irony. It is the story of Sergi Vilalta, who is caught between his rigid principles as an uncompromising author and his overwhelming desire to write a novel in which all immoral acts are not only possible, but are perfectly natural, as manifestations of the vital human spirit. To fulfill his mission, Vilalta is forced to accept a grant from a -beneficent- foundation, which he at first mistrusts and later learns do despise. The force of the unfolding tragedy is seasoned, if not tempered, by a subtly administered yet relentless send-up of the literary industry."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sex and the senses

Sex and the senses

The old purity myth about childhood is possible because the mind, when not
allowed freedom of functioning, suppresses, distorts, and by various other
mechanisms, places itself at the service of the repressed emotions. This mental
process ...

Author: James Samuel Van Teslaar

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24503354940

Category:

Page: 367

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Line

Line

It is the purity of the continuous present which is only a potential for purity only
because it subscribes to no false formula of purity ( myth or fossil ) . It would be
more correct to say , not that it is pure , but that it is not impure . And so in the end
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067498975

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Purity of Arms

The Purity of Arms

Author: Peter Ormshaw

Publisher: Saskatoon : Thistledown Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020252982

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 842

"Ormshaw’s is an authentic voice. He recounts the pleasures of football; ponders Billy Bishop and war; shares observations of Cambridge and of various facets of Israel." Books in Canada.
Categories: Poetry

Hastings Law Journal

Hastings Law Journal

JESSICA VALENTI , THE PURITY MYTH : How America's OBSESSION WITH
VIRGINITY is HURTING YOUNG WOMEN 43 ( 2009 ) ( hereinafter Valenti , Purity
Myth ) . Strikingly , sex and sexuality are often not associated with motherhood .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437123375947

Category:

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Motive

Motive

This system is rationalized within the myth of the purity of the white race. The
purity myth would obviously break down if confronted with the third system. The
point is, though, that normally most thoughtful people are shielded from this ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119096308

Category: Methodist Church

Page:

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Categories: Methodist Church

Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

That the true hybridity of her identity might be traceable to a disruptive history of
enslavement , exploitation , and other coercive relations is inconvenient to the
purity myth of Ligon ' s History . That such relations must be effaced to facilitate
her ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115075462

Category: Commonwealth literature (English)

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Categories: Commonwealth literature (English)

The Once Future Faith

The Once   Future Faith

God goes about setting the cosmos in order , putting everything in its proper
place — separating chaos from order , light from darkness , pronouncing it all
good . This story is a classic myth of the purity code . God straightens up the
world , puts ...

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110277659

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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"Scientific knowledge has stripped Christianity of the mythical matrix in which the creeds were conceived. The historical study of the Bible and the quest of the historical Jesus have raised the future of the faith to crisis level." "At its Once & Future Faith conference in March 2001, four world class thinkers - Don Cupitt, Karen Armstrong, John Shelby Spong, and Lloyd Geering - joined Robert Funk and the Fellows of the Jesus Seminar to sort through the issues and attempt to form an agenda for the reinvention of Christianity. Their suggestions - on questions such as life after death, the meaning of God, apocalypticism, and the significance of Jesus' death - fill the pages of this book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Religion

Myth Meaning

Myth   Meaning

We can juxtapose the purity of Ben Mendelsohn ' s parents . It ' s my constant
pursuit of finding the purity of the real human being . The purity of the real human
being ? Because when we deal with other cultures and with other social
platforms ...

Author: Peter Malone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050137804

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 198

View: 708

Do film directors make the same film over and over again? What distinguishes Australian films from those of Hollywood? Peter Malone seeks answers to these questions as he explores the spiritual and moral values that underlie the work of a selection of Australian film-makers. Culled from almost a hundred taped interviews, this book is the voice of Australian directors.
Categories: Motion picture industry

Mythology for Storytellers

Mythology for Storytellers

Rutland , VT : Inner Traditions International , 1991 . Nivedita , Sister , and Ananda
K. Coomaraswamy . Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists . New York : Farrar and
Rinehart , n.d. THE REBIRTH OF THE BODHISATTA A Buddhist Myth from India
 ...

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: IND:30000116077011

Category: Religion

Page: 369

View: 646

Mythology has existed in some form in every human society that has left records. This collection of myths begins with a 16-page introductory essay on the definition of mythology.
Categories: Religion

The Masks of God Creative mythology

The Masks of God  Creative mythology

But this , actually , is only an affirmation absolute of the “ purity ” of love against
the supernormal terrors of the Christian myth ; or even in willing affirmation of the
fire as merely the bitter aspect of the rapture , bitter - sweet , that would there ...

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003537555

Category: Mythology

Page:

View: 360

For contents, see Author Catalog.
Categories: Mythology