Tag Archives: virginity

Film: How to Lose Your Virginity

Tweet I have a little sister and, like any good feminist, I spend a lot of time making sure that she knows that her worth extends beyond her beauty, her body, and her sexuality. As she is still a teenager, a big topic in her life and that of her peers lately has been virginity. Personally, [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism. Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little. White is the new white. Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help. Negotiating multiple identities on Buffy. Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan talked with The Hairpin about #solidarityisforwhitewomen. Sex, power, and tips. An open letter to [...]
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Why is the Obama administration endorsing a virginity pledge-based abstinence-only program?

TweetRecently, the Obama administration quietly updated its list of “evidence-based programs” that “met the effectiveness criteria” for preventing teenage pregnancy and are therefore endorsed by the Department of Health and Human Services. This list includes the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program. Which is weird because, like basically all abstinence-only programs ever, it doesn’t work. According [...]
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Cherry Bomb: Exploding The Virgin Voyage

Tweet A guest post from  Neelanjana Banerjee, Cherry Bomb Co-Editor and Laura Goode, Farah Goes Bang co-writer and producer, Cherry Bomb Co-Editor Conservative obsession with female virginity, along with the persistence of abstinence-only sex education, has created a climate of inauthenticity around the experience of sexual initiation. We have so many euphemisms for the experience–popping [...]
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TLC’s Virgin Diaries comes to the US

TweetTLC is debuting a new reality TV show that showcases the lives of 30-something virgins. Alternative tagline: Adult virgins kiss on wedding day; looks like bird feeding. Fetishization of the myth of virginity is an ongoing theme in conservative politics. (Check out Jessica Valenti’s book on the topic). It’s frustrating and harmful when reality TV [...]
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