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Two kinds of virginity

By Amanda Marcotte
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 18:33 EDT
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I’m pretty happy with my entry into the TPMCafe Book Club about The Purity Myth. It’s about how the Bristol Palin situation exposed the tension between the traditional conservatives (where chastity is more about appearances than actions) and evangelicals (the opposite). Of course, most conservatives fall somewhere in between these extremes, but they are contradictory and that’s fascinating to me.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
 
 
 
 
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