Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

The Walrus and the Purity Ball

Wow. Okay, first, cool story about walruses: who would think they were the most social of the pinnipeds! I'm still manatee obsessed but I did like this story a lot.

Second, freakish story about a purity ball in Colorado, complete with a cross carried in by ballerinas and a chilling reminder that "most teenagers who say they will remain abstinent, like those at the ball, end up having sex before marriage, and they are far less likely to use condoms than their peers." I am rather painfully reminded of the link several people posted to the story about teenagers who are having "non-chastity compromising" relations (read: a**l s**, can't spell it out as the work filters won't let me) linked to from here, and wondering just how much ignorance people really want to sign their kids up for and why is there this ongoing obsession with the state of a very tiny bit of a woman's body as a sign of something "greater," rather than an overall focus on mental and physical health? Anyway, do look at the pictures linked to the article, especially the one with the swords. (I must say I like the idea of the event being about the dads, really, but how are they going to be there for their daughters if the girls "get into trouble?" Will they throw them out of the house, or force them to have their babies in an unwed mother's home and then force them to adopt them out?)
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