Pure

Pure

Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed A Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free

Book - 2018 | First Touchstone hardcover edition
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From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity's purity culture has had on a generation of young women--in a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir. In the 1990s, a "purity industry" emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture. Purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls came with a dangerous message: girls are potential sexual "stumbling blocks" for boys and men, and any expression of a girl's sexuality could reflect the corruption of her character. This message traumatized many girls--resulting in anxiety, fear, and experiences that mimicked the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder--and trapped them in a cycle of shame.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501124815
1501124811
Branch Call Number: 261.8357 K6727P 2018
Characteristics: viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm

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