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This is eally eally hard to eview I am glad this book exists I think it s important for people within the evangelical movement to speak out against purity culture I genuinely hope women can ead this and find some answers in it or at least know they are not alone However I also think this "book failed in a lot of espectsI definitely have an interest in eading books about purity "failed in a lot of espectsI definitely have an interest in Busy Park reading books about purity as I grew up in a conservative non denominational evangelical church and was subjected to many of the same lectures Klein writes about like how your body is chewing gum and no one wants to chew gum a bunch of people have chewed ugh I hate even typing out that garbage Klein starts out the book strong with an introduction where she explains her biases and how she went about heresearch including who she picked for interviews Unlike Text Me When You Get Home a book about female friendships that virtually only contained interviews with white women but pretended to be about all female friendships I appreciate that Klein lays out exactly why her Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know research was primarily about white women instead of pretending it was universal Klein is strongest when the book is most like a memoir in fact I think it would have been better to throw out the idea of scholarlyesearch and just write it as a memoir with interviews from people in her past also an avenue I think Kayleen Schaefer should have pursued with Text Me The interviews Klein does are heartbreaking and show exactly how horrible purity culture is and how much it damages women It s uncommon for me to GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany read critiues about purity from someone who lived it most of the time it s from feminists outside of the evangelicaleligion But the interviews start to get tedious Every woman has her own story and I fully believe it s incredibly important for them to feel they have a voice and deserve to be heard But after a while I started to think what is the point of this The women s stories might have been better put in a blog format because having to The Confederate Privateers read the intense suffering of each women is emotionally exhausting Every woman also appeared to be still suffering from the effects and yet still involved in the church in some aspect and still had faith in god which is interesting to say the least There seally no hope shown in the individual situations for these women The last section of the book was where I Big Bad Detective Agency really ended up getting upset I can excuse the depressing factor of the interviews as just needing a bit editing but I don t feel I can excuse how much Klein advocates for continued faith in the evangelicaleligion At no point whatsoever does Klein hint that anyone might gain some peace by leaving the The Placer religion that torments them I am truly happy for Klein that she has been able toeconcile her hatred of purity culture with her faith that says the opposite but it s uite irresponsible to act like the only option for women who Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism reject it is just church albeit progressive church She never entertains the notion that perhaps for some women getting out of theeligion completely may be the healing that they need I just find it incredibly
Disappointing That She Decided 
that she decided spend the last few chapters proselytizing I m not going to go into a lengthy theology debate in a Goodreads The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, reviews but it s laughable how Kleinefuses to acknowledge that the Bible is sexist She acts as if the blame for purity culture Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness rests solely on individuals in the church claiming that the Bible verses church leaders will uote are all taken out of context Oh honey no This book is sad on two levels 1 The traumas experienced by so many women and the fact that distortion of Christian doctrine led to their abuse andor struggles in many cases driving them away from. From a woman who has been there and back the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has had on a generation of young women in a potent combination of journalism cultural commentary and memoirIn the 1990s a “purity industry” emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture Purityings purity pledges and purity balls came with a dangerous message girls are potential sexual “stumbling blocks” for boys and men and any expression of a girl’s sexuality could eflect the corruption of her character This message. .
The church 2 The fundamental misunderstanding of Christianity demonstrated by the author Reading this my heart hurt for the women who were physically and demonstrated by the author Reading this my heart hurt for the women who were physically and manipulated and abused even as I winced through the unnecessarily graphic details of sexual exploits that indicated their freedom from "the twisted vision of sexuality promoted in their evangelical upbringings The author epeatedly presents a false dichotomy between "twisted vision of sexuality promoted in their evangelical upbringings The author epeatedly presents a false dichotomy between oppressive legalistic and unbiblical view of women with a self gratifying love is love view of women that is even unbiblical It s a loselose situation True Christianity is lost in the tug of war between the author s unfair depictions of conservative Christianity and progressive Christianity However I do think it s important that we discuss sexuality in healthy God honoring ways Treating it as dirty unnatural shameful etc is harmful and wrong It s important to understand how the overemphasis on purity has hurt people especially women and distorted the Gospel While I never experienced half of what is described in these pages I grew up in a church that devalued women in practice leading to my own difficulty understanding femininity and accepting the ole God placed me in as a woman I appreciate the author s honesty and openness is discussing a deeply personal topic there are many uotes I noted for elate ability or for further thought There is definitely a conversation to be had here but it needs to be set within God s framework instead of our own Klein s book about the purity movement and sexual shaming of girls within the powerful evangelical community in the US may focus on a worthy enough subject but the writing is so pedestrian and hyperbolic that I felt no desire to persist beyond the very lengthy 34 page introduction I ve ead my share of undergraduate papers and this book put me in mind of them in spades clumsy prose unnecessary Der Bilderwächter repetition and the sloppy use of uotations from witnesses and supposed experts Bren Brown for example that illustrate no particular point very well From the little Iead was convinced that investing any time in warmed over social science thesis material would be foolish Wow Shocking deeply empathic and meticulously esearched Pure exposes a terrifying phenomenon in this country one that affects us all evangelical or not Shame noun A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour Oxford English Dictionary Linda Kay Klein was an evangelical Christian who endured the indoctrination of purity during her teens leaving her with a feeling of shame over her body her femininity and her sexuality She is not the only one There are many many young people who have been indoctrinated with this insane notion of purity over the last 30 years The evangelical church teaches that sex outside of marriage is a sin and even having sexual thoughts or urges is sinful Many do not even allow hand holding between a female and male even if they are dating or engaged Girls are taught that their bodies are a temptation to men and as such they should take every precaution to not show parts of her body and thus lead a man astray Apparently even seeing a knee is enough to set a man on a wrong and dangerous course in some of these churches including the ones I was brought up in It is the woman s esponsibility to ensure the man does not have evil sexual thoughts and she certainly should never feel them or she is a whore a Jezebel Females are taught that they should
Only Have Sexual Thoughts 
have sexual thoughts her husband after they are married It is her duty as a Christian woman to give the gift of virginity and a pure body to her husbandUnfortunately for many women by the time. Traumatized many girls esulting in anxiety fear and experiences that mimicked the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and trapped them in a cycle of shame This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with Fearing being marked a Jezebel Klein broke up with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to and took pregnancy tests though she was a virgin terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out of wedlock pregnancy When the youth pastor of her church was convicted of sexual enticement of a twelve year old girl Klein began to. ,
They are married they have been shamed so much by their own bodies and sexuality that they are unable to even have sex with their husbands let alone anyone else without a feeling of deep shame and guilt They are left with anxiety over the sex act unable to enjoy it and even finding it painful to endure Instead of teaching young people how to espect their bodies and others and how to protect themselves against "STDs And Pregnancy They Are " and pregnancy they are the abstinence only method Indeed even the US government has allocated over 2 billion dollars to the purity industry over the last couple of decades promoting this agenda in many public schools across the nation The effect is not that young people have less sex and less teenage pregnancy They actually have the same amount of sex and beginning at the same age as their peers who are given a healthy well ounded sex education "THE EFFECT THE PURITY MOVEMENT DOES HAVE IS TEEN "effect the purity movement does have is teen STDs and shame especially on the part of females In Pure Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free Naomi Kay Klein ecounts her own indoctrination in the purity movement how it affected her and how she eventually came to see how dangerous it is and to break free from the clutches of indoctrinationShe tells not just her story but that of several others who were aised this way At times it felt a bit monotonous as the stories were all similar I disliked her saying people have PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder because of the shaming As explained by the American Psychiatric Association PTSD can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster a serious accident a terrorist act warcombat ape or other violent personal assault Being shamed does not put the person at accident a terrorist act warcombat Britain, Europe And The Third World rape or other violent personal assault Being shamed does not put the person atisk and does not trigger PTSD It does leave it s mark on the individual though and some of the symptoms are the same or similar to PTSD However just because they share some symptoms does not mean they are the same There is a move to create a new psychiatric disorder coined by Dr Marlene Winell as Religious Trauma Syndrome and defined as the condition experienced by people who are struggling with leaving an authoritarian dogmatic eligion and coping with the damage of indoctrination This would be helpful for mental health professionals to identify and treat the symptoms brought about by such indoctrination Another instance of mis identified disorder in this book is that of DID Dissociative Identity Disorder The woman Ms Klein spoke with may indeed have it but the symptoms she described it as are not those of DID If you are going to name psychiatric disorders in a book you need to first know what they are and present them accurately That bitch aside I did mostly enjoy this book I think it is an important one to bring awareness to the enduring effect of the Purity Movement I think it could be helpful for those who were brought up this way to see they are not alone in their struggles and shame Perhaps eading this book can help them identify and heal their own issues that developed from being brought up this way and taught to be ashamed of their femininity and sexuality It could be of interest to those aised outside of the movement too One thing is clear this system does not work and does nothing but harm young women It is only about control and about making women out to be objects not people an object that is first owned by her father and then by her husband It is outdated and cruel and has no place in our modern society It s time to teach our daughters that their ability to be good people depends on their being good people not on whether or not they e sexually active. Uestion the purity based sexual ethic She contacted young women she knew asking if they were coping with the same shame induced issues she was These intimate conversations developed into a twelve year uest that took her across the country and into the lives of women Unverified: A Novel raised in similareligious communities a journey that facilitated her own healing and led her to churches that are seeking a new way to econcile sexuality and spirituality Sexual shame is by no means confined to evangelical culture; Pure is a powerful wake up call about our society’s subjugation of women.


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