I found some photos of a purity ball today...I got super creeped out.
For those of you that don't know (and I would consider you lucky in your ignorance) a purity ball is a somewhat prom-like dance where fathers and daughters go to consummate (oh yeah, I used that word on purpose) how the dads are supposed to keep their little girls' virginities intact until they are married. In a nutshell, they are complete creepfests.
Here is an example of a pledge:
“Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future
mate, and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical
*Throws up in mouth a little*
I can't believe that this shit actually exists. How are these kids going to function properly as adults, or even young adults, if they are forced to live a certain way? I bet that these kids aren't being taught anything about their changing bodies, much less anything about sex or sexual health.
Placing so much importance upon a girl's virginity can only be damaging. It's as if she is being treated as some sort of commodity rather than a human being.
Here's a news report on purity balls with some interesting interviews with a few participants:
This is a really flippin' creepy video following a particular 'Fundamental Christian' family:
And to get that bad taste out of your mouth, here's a really awesome video on 'what virginity is' from TrixieFilms, who is putting together a film about the stigma that surrounds intact hymens in today's society.
One of these days, no one will care about virginity, especially female virginity. But, until that day, I think I might just have copious amounts of intercourse just to make up for their abstinence. Just sayin'...
Ok, rant over now.
P.S.-Would someone else please post on the blog? Please? I feel like a total blog hog right now...and that rhymed!