Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww

Pledging your virginity to your father.

This is just WRONG on so many levels, I'm sputtering.

1. Since when is a 25-year-old unable to make her own decisions?
2. Why pledge just to your father and not both parents?
3. Who says abstinence prevents divorce?
4. Why the violent overtones (swords and war)?
5. Why is a hymen so intensely important in the twenty-first century?
6. WHAT KIND OF WEIRDO BRINGS A FOUR YEAR OLD TO A "PURITY BALL"?

My mom speaks hopefully of morality, religion and politics as moving back and forth like a pendulum, and that this kind of repressive crap merely represents the farthest arc.

*sigh*

I wish I could believe her.

7 comments:

Alessia Brio said...

Oh, BLECH! (I must go shower now.)

KLN said...

Control, control, control. Men will *always* try to control women. I've got no problem with girls deciding for themselves to wait, but the fact that parents are making these decisions for their daughters just disgusts me. Where are the purity balls for the boys, btw?

And don't get me started on how many fabulous marriages some of the great conservation and/or religious icons have had. Newt Gingrich, anyone?

Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Anonymous said...

Feh, all around. I feel sullied by all this mind control in the name of "God".

Jay Jacobs said...

*feeling like I'm in estrogen country*

Don't look at ME! I think one's virginity should be maintained or given-up at what ever time a person can make a mature choice... for some that's 13, for others 33 is still too young!

Anonymous said...

Shudder.

Scary stuff, Jammies.

Rob

captain crossword said...

A man with a Daughter (or two) would do anything to protect her, hence the swords and war verbage. Personally, I think that protecting her mind and body is more important that her "purity". To this end, I hope to arm my girls with wisdom and common sense. And allow them to make their own decisions, and necessarily their own mistakes. I will guide and advise them, but require no pledge.

Jammies said...

Captain Crossword, I have always loved you, and I am often proud of you, but never more so than right now.

Well said, little brother. :-)