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Title The Purity myth : the virginity movement's war against women / a Media Education Foundation production ; executive producer, Sut Jhally ; directed by Jeremy Earp ; written by Jessica Valenti & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Jeremy Earp, Scott Morris & Jason Young. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 45 min.)
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Credits Edited by Jason Young ; media research, Scott Morris ; camera, David Rabinovitz.
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2011.
Summary In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on "the virginity movement" -- an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about women's sexuality to roll back women's rights. From dad-and-daughter "purity balls," taxpayer-funded abstinence-only curricula, and political attacks on Planned Parenthood, to recent attempts by legislators to de-fund women's reproductive health care and narrow the legal definition of rape, Valenti identifies a single, unifying assumption: the myth that the worth of a woman depends on what she does -- or does not do -- sexually. In the end, Valenti argues that the health and well-being of women are too important to be left to ideologues bent on vilifying feminism and undermining women's autonomy.
Audience Higher education.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Chastity -- Social aspects -- United States.
Sex (Psychology)
Social control -- United States -- History.
Teenage girls -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
Virginity -- Social aspects -- United States.
Young women -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
Genre Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Earp, Jeremy.
Jhally, Sut.
Morris, Scott.
Rabinovitz, David.
Valenti, Jessica.
Young, Jason.
Kanopy (Firm)
Added Title Virginity movement's war against women
In: Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080
Music No. 1067169 Kanopy
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