The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

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A critical assessment of the United States's controversial abstinence program argues that society's disproportionate focus on sexuality is causing young women to be inappropriately assessed solely on the basis of their sexual behavior rather than on their characters, in a report that identifies the high cost of abstinence education while revealing how virginity agendas typically promote other risky behaviors.

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Valenti already has an established base among feminists and women, and with this book tackles a much-broader topic of national interest which will also appeal to parents, teenagers, and those interested in social reform

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Jessica Valenti is the founder and Executive Editor of Feministing.com, and the author of Full Frontal Feminism and The Purity Myth. Her writing has appeared in many publications including The Guardian, and in 2007 she was named one of Elle magazine's 2007 IntELLEgentsia. She lives in Astoria, New York.

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