The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth

Hey guys so this week I thought I would make a post about the Purity Myth which fits really well into our discussion for this week. The Purity Myth was written by Jessica Valenti (the author of the Cult of Virginity) and its a really interesting book that talks about America’s obsession with virginity and how the extreme focus on chastity is damaging to women. She talks a lot about the virginity movement and discusses its presence in schools, media, etc. Its a really interesting read and I highly recommend it!

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The Case Against Female Self-Esteem

The Case Against Female Self-Esteem

This is an article written by Matt Forney and it is one of the worst things I’ve ever read.  It is like the title says, his argument for why self confident women are detrimental to society. If you decide to read this get ready, it made me so angry I was yelling at my computer.  His main points are basically that women have done nothing to deserve self esteem, that feminism is a lie and that women really need men and want men to do everything for them they’ve just been lead astray, and he ends with this gem “They want to be collectively led back to the kitchen, told to make a nice big tuna sandwich with extra mayo and lettuce, then swatted on the ass as we walk out the door.”  There are no words really to describe how awful this article really is.  I even read through some of the comments and found out that he deletes comments that disagree with his points. Sorry but I had to share this with all of you.