Sexual Purity Movement

Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence

Submitted by RWMaster on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 14:54

"First taking hold of the American cultural imagination in the 1990s, the sexual purity movement of contemporary evangelicalism has since received considerable attention from a wide range of media outlets, religious leaders, and feminist critics. Virgin Nation offers a history of this movement that goes beyond the Religious Right, demonstrating a link between sexual purity rhetoric and fears of national decline that has shaped American ideas about morality since the nineteenth century.