The whole thing icked me out too. A pledge to keep your virginity?? That is just INSANE. And a signed contract? I could barely believe what I was seeing. They have five year old children indoctrinated into this stuff..and those kids are barely old enough to understand the difference between boys and girls let alone complicated sexual topics such as purity. Just gross. Secondly, this whole thing is very, very VERY sexist. Where are the purity balls for little boys and their mothers? Hm? Why are girls expected to pledge their purity to their fathers but yet boys are not expected to do the same? Ridiculous. It perpetuates the idea that women are frail, fragile creatures who are incapable of making any sound decision without a man to consult with. It seemed like even those in the show who were promoting purity didn't have as much of a problem with a boy who wasn't "pure" verses a girl. Also, this kind of indoctrination can be very damaging to a girl's self esteem. They are essentially teaching their daughters that their worth as a person is tied to their sexual choices.
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11/4/08 at 1:06am