Small Discussion: The Purity Myth – Small Group Discussion 8

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Author Jessica Valenti claims our culture’s emphasis on purity is damaging to girls and women. According to Valenti, “The purity myth is the lie that women’s sexuality has some bearing on who we are and how good we are.”

After watching the trailer above, reflect on the following questions in your discussion reply: How have you been affected by the “purity myth,” or how has someone you know been affected by this standard of virginity? How do you think your experiences with the purity myth were influenced by your racial/ethnic group, gender, and/or sexual orientation?

Topic replies are due on Wednesday by 11:59 p.m. Peer replies are due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Remember, for small discussions, you must respond to every member in your group