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    Re: Purity Ball

    I like how nowhere it says I'm keeping my virginity for me. These girls are the ones that either ride a pole later on, or vote to rule my uterus. They want everyone as miserable as them. I sincerely hate these things.
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    Re: Purity Ball

    Of course consider just how close this is to the honor aspect of the Muslim faith for proper female behavior. Granted these fathers do not tend to kill their daughters if they dishonor the family by breaking the purity oath though.
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    Re: Purity Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    Of course consider just how close this is to the honor aspect of the Muslim faith for proper female behavior. Granted these fathers do not tend to kill their daughters if they dishonor the family by breaking the purity oath though.
    I guess their faith isn't totally faithful. Weaklings.
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    Re: Purity Ball

    I don't see the same talk with christian boys (and my entire family is christian). The problem isn't only the religious aspect of chastity and virginity, but also the way their daughters are treated when compared to their sons. It's also a social issue and there's a lot of sexism in this ritual. So the girls should reserve their virginity to their future husbands? How about the boys? Is their virginity also THAT important to their god and family? Is this "divine purity" demanded of them, too? Or is it cool if they just go around having sex? I also imagine if the girl is homosexual. It doesn't seem that they have much freedom to talk about what they want. It's somewhat oppressing IMO.

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    Re: Purity Ball

    I'm guessing that it has something to do with the fact that women get preggers and men don't, and how that played out historically in a certain part of the world, via relgious & cultural traditions/laws.

    I dunno. Just a guess.

    (Side note: It is hilarious watching people notice that things which may have once served a purpose, became holy juju, progessed in an increasing repressive way, and continued long after the original purpose was forgotten, are illogical. This is religion we're talking here, kids, not science.)
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    Don't forget that pre-marital sex used to be a criminal offence in 16 US states until the Supreme Court banned that at late as the 1970s!

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    Re: Purity Ball

    Modern vows of chastity are not becoming more popular. They are becoming more widely reported.
    Both young men and young women participate in chastity before marriage life styles. It is equally difficult for both genders for some of the same reasons and for very different reasons. Sometimes it is a religious or faith act and sometimes it is just personal perception of their own preferences. Although the vows are taken with all sincerity, they do not necessarily remain in place until marriage. The instinct to procreate is the second strongest instinct we have.

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    Re: Purity Ball

    But Purity Balls are just for young girls of christian faith, these are not for young men. This is not about young men pledging their virginity to their mothers. This is about young GIRLS pledging their virginity and value to their fathers. A women's virginity is NOT her most precious gift, and I don't believe idolizing it is healthy. Teach your girls to have self worth, and teach your boys to respect women.
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    Re: Purity Ball

    I get the historical point of view and stuff. Thing is, purity ball is something new, not some kind of ancient ritual. According to Wikipedia, at least, the first purity ball was realised in 1998.

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    Re: Purity Ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Eofor View Post
    I get the historical point of view and stuff. Thing is, purity ball is something new, not some kind of ancient ritual. According to Wikipedia, at least, the first purity ball was realised in 1998.
    was there a moratorium put on the creation of religious rituals at some time in the past, and I missed the memo?

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