Pure : inside the Evangelical movement that shamed a generation of young women and how I broke free
—Klein, Linda Kay, author.
Book
2018
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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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Christian women -- Sexual behavior.
Evangelicalism.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women in Christianity.
Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN:
9781501124815
1501124811
Edition:
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Description:
viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321) and index.
Contents:
Movement I
The stumbling blocks
Sin, psychosis, or system page
The lie page
Pure destruction page
Sexual violence, classified page
Movement II
Stumbling through church
Man-made girls page
The virgin page
The tigress page
Family values page
The stained-glass ceiling page
Movement III
Stumbling out of church
Trapped page
Frozen page
The G(od) spot page
Dementor page
Movement IV
How we get over
Going home page
The no shame movement page
Sanctuary page.
LCCN:
2018005457
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