Friday, June 13, 2008
Purity Balls totally freak me out. You?
Judith Warner has a thought-provoking piece up at nytimes.com on the role patriarchy often plays in the abstinence fervor. I haven't read much about the case in France that she references in the first paragraph, so I have no idea whether it's appropriate to use in this context, but I like what she says about the possibility for boundary violation that an abstinence-only culture establishes.
Here's some background on the totally creepy abstinence ball Warner references, as well as other artifacts from the abstinence folks.
What do you all, especially those of you with children in your life, think about this?
Posted by Katie C. at 2:26 PM