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The Purity Myth Official Trailer #1 (2011) HD

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Published on Jan 5, 2012

The Purity Myth Official Trailer #1 (2011) HD
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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 father/daughter "purity balls," taxpayer funded abstinence-only curricula, and political attacks on Planned Parenthood, to recent attempts by legislators to defund 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 enacting a reactionary set of policies designed to undermine women's autonomy.

Directed By: Jeremy Earp Starring: Jessica Valenti

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