Breanne Fahs states in "Daddy's Little Girls" that girls from elementary school to universities are participating in purity balls and chastity clubs, all of which have the goal of "protecting female purity". She reports this has led to a culture that is "sex-obsessed". She states this "reinforces women's oppressed sociosexual status as the property of men". "With today's peer pressure, high teen pregnancy rates, absent parent figures, cohabitation and epidemic levels of sexually transmitted diseases it is vital for us to protect our daughters from unhealthy relationships and offer them, love and security. " That is how, The New Life Pregnancy Center, a sponsor of Arizona's purity balls descri...
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Christians, politicians and women’s rights groups for years, have discussed the topics in this film. Some believe that the agenda is to roll back women's rights.
Fahs, Breanne. "Daddy's Little Girls: On the Perils of Chastity Clubs, Purity Balls, and Ritualized Abstinence.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 31.3 (2010): 116-142. Project MUSE. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.
Rose, Dawn. "'Purity' Myth Hurts Young Women." 31 January 2013. Social Action. 5 March 2014
Vanessa. "The Purity Myth, the documentary." 6 December 2011. Feministing. 5 March 2013
Wood, Julia. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, & Culture. Tenth. Boston: Wadsworth, 2013.
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