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I'm feeling really creeped out right now
Glee- Naked Blaine 2 by sunshine flying
I just watched part of a documentary about father-daughter purity balls. I was so disturbed by it I had to turn it off. There's absolutely nothing wrong with not having sex until marriage. There's nothing wrong with a father encouraging his child to hold off on sex. But signing pledges and wearing rings and yeah, a whole huge party where little girls carry a giant wooden cross into a room and then waltz with their dads? Really, really creepy. This man the film was about, a Fundemantalist Tea Party member who apparently started the movement (at least in Colorado), just made me anxious. And wary.

Why is it just the daughters? Why don't sons have to sign pledges and dance with their parents as a promise about their virginity? Like I said, I do understand how parents want to protect their children and keep them from making mistakes. But seeing fathers THAT invested in their daughter's sex lives is just bizarre, particularly when you have kids who are maybe 7 or 8, involved with this. When I was that age, I was not thinking about sex, and waiting until marriage. I don't think I even knew what sex was. And when I learned, a couple of years down the line, I thought it sounded like the most disgusting thing I'd ever heard of.

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Ya I think them not holding the same standards for the son is infuriating. Typical extreme right wing behavior. Women are nothing except to do what men tell them. :-P

Edited at 2014-03-16 05:12 am (UTC)

Eactly. Listening to this head guy's wife go along with all of it was sickening. She homeschooled all the kids, and every lesson, no matter what subject, mentioned Jesus.

Yeah, it's always just the girls. Fundies and Republicans seem to hate women. And what you describe sounds way creepy.

It really was. It was like watching a whole bunch of young girls who drank the Kool-Aid.

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