Friday, December 9, 2011

The Purity Myth Trailer

The Purity Myth Trailer from Media Education Foundation on Vimeo.

Produced & Distributed by the Media Education Foundation
Featuring Jessica Valenti

In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on "the virginity movement" -- an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about women's sexuality to roll back women's rights. From dad-and-daughter "purity balls," taxpayer-funded abstinence-only curricula, and political attacks on Planned Parenthood, to recent attempts by legislators to de-fund women's reproductive health care and narrow the legal definition of rape, Valenti identifies a single, unifying assumption: the myth that the worth of a woman depends on what she does -- or does not do -- sexually. In the end, Valenti argues that the health and well-being of women are too important to be left to ideologues bent on vilifying feminism and undermining women's autonomy.


MotivatedinOhio said...

I believe in sexual responsibility.   For EVERYONE!

Underground Politics said...

Same thing here. We should hold everyone to the same standard.