What's Current: Purity Culture doesn't protect girls

“Sex Work”: A term used to protect the dignity of men.

A super creepy scene from a purity ball.
A super creepy scene from a purity ball.

Christian Purity Culture encourages girls to treat the patriarch of their family as their practice husband.

The current culture of online “activism” is replicating patterns of disbelief, discrediting the voices of women.

Texas School disciplines female assistant principle, because they didn’t believe that her IUD caused a medical emergency.

What’s up with the taboo on ball-kicking? (Men have such vulnerable dangly bits, masculinity-codes state that exploiting this weakness by hitting “below the belt” is UNTHINKABLE in otherwise violent situations.)

It’s Women’s History Month! And you know how men like to erase women from history and take credit for everything. So here’s 19 things that were actually invented by women.

 

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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