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Ated over 2 billion dollars to the purity industry over the last couple of decades promoting this agenda in many public schools across the nation The effect is not that young people have less sex and less teenage pregnancy They actually have the same amount of sex and beginning at the same age as their peers who are given a healthy well rounded sex education The effect the purity movement does have is teen pregnancy STDs and shame especially on the part of females In Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free Naomi Kay Klein recounts her own indoctrination in the purity movement how it affected recounts her own indoctrination in the purity movement how it affected and how she eventually came to see how dangerous it is and to break free from the clutches of indoctrinationShe tells not just her story but that of several others who were raised this way At times it felt a bit monotonous as the stories were all similar I disliked her saying people have PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder because of the shaming As explained by the American Psychiatric Association PTSD can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster a serious accident a terrorist act warcombat rape or other violent personal assault Being shamed does not put the person at bodily risk and does not trigger PTSD It does leave it s mark on the individual though and some of the symptoms are the same or similar to PTSD However just because they share some symptoms does not mean they are the same There is a move to create a new psychiatric disorder coined by Dr Marlene Winell as Religious Trauma Syndrome and defined as the condition experienced by people who are struggling with leaving an authoritarian dogmatic religion and coping with the damage of indoctrination This would be helpful for mental health professionals to identify and treat the symptoms brought about by such indoctrination Another instance of mis identified disorder in this book is that of DID Dissociative Identity Disorder The woman Ms Klein spoke with may indeed have it but the symptoms she described it as are not those of DID If you are going to name psychiatric disorders in a book you need to first know what they are and present them accurately That bitch aside I did mostly enjoy this book I think it is an important one to bring awareness to the enduring effect of the Purity Movement I think it could be helpful for those who were brought p this way to see they are not alone in their struggles and shame Perhaps reading this book can help them identify and heal their own issues that developed from being brought Broken Wings (Hidden Wings, up this way and taught to be ashamed of their femininity and sexuality It could be of interest to those raised outside of the movement too One thing is clear this system does not work and does nothing but harm young women It is only about control and about making women out to be objects not people an object that is first owned by her father and then by her husband It is outdated and cruel and has no place in our modern society It s time to teach our daughters that their ability to be good people depends on their being good people not on whether or not they re sexually active I didn t growp evangelical but I completely nderstand this purity culture and I m glad people like Klein are writing about it The purity myth is another great book on the same theme I DID NOT LOVE THE FORMAT OF THE BOOK did not love the format of the book wanted to hear in Klein s voice history of the mov This book is sad on two levels 1 The traumas experienced by so many wome. 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 This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew p with Fearing being marked a Jezebel Klein broke p with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to and took pregnancy tests though she was a virgin terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out of wedlock pregnancy When the youth pastor of her church was convicted of sexual enticement of a twelve year old girl Klein began to. ,

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N and the fact that distortion of Christian doctrine led to their abuse andor struggles in many cases driving them away from the church 2 The fundamental misunderstanding of Christianity demonstrated by the author Reading this my heart hurt for the women who were physically and emotionally manipulated and abused even as I winced through the nnecessarily graphic details of sexual exploits that indicated their freedom from the twisted vision of sexuality promoted in their evangelical Asylum and Other Stories upbringings The author repeatedly presents a false dichotomy between an oppressive legalistic andnbiblical view of women with a self gratifying love is love view of women that is even Banana Fish, Tome 14 : unbiblical It s a loselose situation True Christianity is lost in the tug of war between the author snfair depictions of conservative Christianity and progressive Christianity However I do think it of conservative Christianity and progressive Christianity However I do think it important that we discuss sexuality in healthy God honoring ways Treating it as dirty Cirsova (Issue unnatural shameful etc is harmful and wrong It s important tonderstand how the overemphasis on purity has hurt people especially women and distorted the Gospel While I never experienced half of what is described in these pages I grew Nuestra propuesta inconclusa. Ecuador-Perú up in a church that devalued women in practice leading to my own difficultynderstanding femininity and accepting the role God placed me in as a woman I appreciate the author s honesty and openness is discussing a deeply personal topic there are many otes I appreciate the author s honesty and openness is discussing a deeply personal topic there are many otes noted for relate ability or for further thought There is definitely a conversation to be had here but it needs to be set within God s framework instead of our own I dnf d the book I m left feeling what kind of Christian cult is twisting women p like this Why can t men take responsibility for their own actions What world are they living in One minute the author is a preteen next she is 15 then 26 no She S 21 Everyone Around Her Is s 21 Everyone around her is reinforcing each other into the myth that a girl must protect men from their teenage hormonal selves or else be known as dirt a snotty tissue a slut a slag manipulative and evil The Pastor obviously a major player in this rigged game married his wife when she was carrying his twins for which she has never ceased to be ashamed He isn t he is of the mindset do as I say not as I doThere s another myth they all seem to believe in that God whispers to them what to do and that they must do it Couldn t be a product of their own imagination So God tells the author that she is to finish with her boyfriend of many years despite the fact that they have done no than kissing For which she felt so guilty the view spoilerstupid cow hide spoiler Wow Shocking deeply empathic and meticulously researched Pure exposes a terrifying phenomenon in this country one that affects s all evangelical or not I was raised in an evangelical community that HHS s subscribed to purity culture I lost count of the times while reading this book I felt relief and horror that other people had the same feelings and experiences I did The book is well written well researched and well paced Highly recommend I couldn t put it down This is really really hard to review I am glad this book exists I think it s important for people within the evangelical movement to speak out against purity culture I genuinely hope women can read this and find some answers in it or at least know they are not alone However I also think this book failed in a lot of respectsI definitely have an interest in reading books about purity culture as I grew The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins up in a conservative non denominati. Uestion the purity based sexual ethic She contacted young women she knew asking if they were coping with the same shame induced issues she was These intimate conversations developed into a twelve yearest that took her across the country and into the lives of women raised in similar religious communities a journey that facilitated her own healing and led her to churches that are seeking a new way to reconcile sexuality and spirituality Sexual shame is by no means confined to evangelical culture; Pure is a powerful wake p call about our society’s subjugation of women. Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke FreeThanks to Touchstone and Netgalley for this ARC I grew p on the fringes of purity culture It wasn t part of my Klein s book about the purity movement and sexual shaming of girls within the powerful evangelical community in the US may focus on a worthy enough subject but the writing is so pedestrian and hyperbolic that I felt no desire to persist beyond the very lengthy 34 page introduction I ve read my share of ndergraduate papers and this book put me in mind of them in spades clumsy prose nnecessary repetition and the sloppy Pirate Barbarian use ofotations from book put me in mind of them in spades clumsy prose A Fearless Heart : Why Compassion is the Key to Greater Wellbeing unnecessary repetition and the sloppyse of otations from And Supposed Experts and supposed experts Brown for example that illustrate no particular point very well From the little I read was convinced that investing any time in From the little I read was convinced that investing any time in over social science thesis material would be foolish As I finished reading Pure the US Senate was concluding a day long hearing pitting the memoriesclaims of a previously obscure woman and the nominee for a life time appointment to the US Supreme Court The two may be different at one level and yet related at another In the Senate hearings the estion was who will you believe Too often down through the ages we believe the man and not the woman Could it be that we have different expectations for women than men If a woman is found to be sexually impure which might mean simply being at a party and drinking then we shouldn t be surprised when something Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api (Long Hu Men The Next Level 01) untoward occurs In other words if something happened then it must be her fault If she flirts or wears a particular kind of clothing then she might be asking for it Time after time we ve heard that line both from politicians and from pulpitsPure takess Shame noun A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour Oxford English Dictionary Linda Kay Klein was an evangelical Christian who endured the indoctrination of purity during her teens leaving her with a feeling of shame over her body her femininity and her sexuality She is not the only one There are many many young people who have been indoctrinated with this insane notion of purity over the last 30 years The evangelical church teaches that sex outside of marriage is a sin and even having sexual thoughts or Red Now and Laters urges is sinful Many do not even allow hand holding between a female and male even if they are dating or engaged Girls are taught that their bodies are a temptation to men and as such they should take every precaution to not show parts of her body and thus lead a man astray Apparently even seeing a knee is enough to set a man on a wrong and dangerous course in some of these churches including the ones I was broughtp in It is the woman s responsibility to ensure the man does not have evil sexual thoughts and she certainly should never feel them or she is a whore a Jezebel Females are taught that they should only have sexual thoughts for her husband after they are married It is her duty as a Christian woman to give the gift of virginity and a pure body to her husbandUnfortunately for many women by the time they are married they have been shamed so much by their own bodies and sexuality that they are Chance Encounter unable to even have sex with their husbands let alone anyone else without a feeling of deep shame and guilt They are left with anxiety over the sex actnable to enjoy it and even finding it painful to endure Instead of teaching young people how to respect their bodies and others and how to protect themselves against STDs and pregnancy they are taught the abstinence only method Indeed even the US government has alloc. 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 memoirIn 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.

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