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The Purity Myth

How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women

The Purity Myth( )
Author: Valenti, Jessica
Publication Date:Mar 2009
Publisher:Basic Books
Imprint:Seal Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

The United States is obsessed with virginity — from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth Jessica Valenti argues that the country’s intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes — ranging from abstinence curriculum to “Girls Gone Wild” infomercials — place a young woman’s worth entirely on her sexuality....
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Women's Studies
Social Science / Human Sexuality
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.96 Inches
Book Weight:0.99 Pounds

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