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Creepiest thing EVER

Posted on 2007.12.10 at 14:27
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: Shonen Knife - Twist Barbie
I think that I might have posted about Purity Balls, as described here before, but not since becoming father to a just-turned 8 year old girl. This is just about the creepiest thing ever, and the fact that it is being held up as some sort of moral paragon doubles the horror factor. Just... ick.

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Rev. Michael Foley-Röhm, 16th Baron of Xternetsa
mlfoley at 2007-12-10 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
[insert balls/balls double entendre that I am required, by law, to provide]
Jonathan
theservant at 2007-12-11 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Much needed.
Jane
jane_etrix at 2007-12-10 20:09 (UTC) (Link)
I agree- weird and creepy.
Jonathan
theservant at 2007-12-11 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
majorly.
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Jonathan
theservant at 2007-12-11 02:30 (UTC) (Link)
Next comes a pair of underwear that says "I need therapy!"
Rachel
sen_ichi_rei at 2007-12-10 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
The whole female purity being a gift for the husband seems anti-feminist/misogynistic to me. If these Christians care so much about people not having pre-marital sex, why are the boys not required to take purity vows as well? (Though I suppose mother-son purity balls might be even more creepy). Either they should expect purity for both boys and girls, or they shouldn't expect it at all. (And the whole father as the "guardian of purity" is also sketch-tacular...)

(And this is coming from a semi-egalitarian frummie, mind you. It's not the abstinence that I disagree with, it's the way that it's presented. Maybe they should institute shomrut nagiah in their communities...)
ajjones at 2007-12-11 00:12 (UTC) (Link)
If these Christians care so much about people not having pre-marital sex, why are the boys not required to take purity vows as well?

THAT is an excellent point.
Rachel
sen_ichi_rei at 2007-12-11 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.

I was thinking along the lines of "these girls have to be having sex with someone, and I assume the majority of those someones are male..."

If we extend the logic, and girls must stay pure before marriage, then good Christian boys should be having gay sex so as not to impurify the good Christian girls.
Jonathan
theservant at 2007-12-11 02:12 (UTC) (Link)
No, no, according to this, their sex BELONGS to Daddy!
Rachel
sen_ichi_rei at 2007-12-11 02:14 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't even read it that way. That definitely increases the creepiness factor by at least 100%.
Jonathan
theservant at 2007-12-11 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
Well, who are they supposed to have sex with without deflowering any virtuous christian boys?
Release the Kraken!
delerium69 at 2007-12-10 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
It just makes me want to retch.
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