On Saturday afternoon, Bookstacks will be co-hosting a discussion of Jessica Valenti’s new book, The Purity Myth. I’m finishing up the book myself at the moment, and I’m looking forward to the discussion.
Valenti is asking readers to look at how our society views the importance we place on virginity, especially female virginity. She discusses the pressures it is putting on young people, and she examines the larger social implications.
Valenti’s distinctive writing style, a topic that on the surface seems straight forward, and spotlight turned onto American values – this book should lead to an interesting discussion.