Book Club: The Purity Myth

This month, our book club is reading The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti. We will be discussing it on April 30. I’m really excited to read it, actually, as it’s been on my list for a while. Anyone that wants to join in is more than welcome to. The details are here.

If you’re interested in joining us for a future book, our upcoming schedule is as follows:

May: Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Venkatesh (May 28)

June: Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (June 25)

July: Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein (July 30)

This entry was posted in Book Club. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. AmyNo Gravatar
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    I wish that I had the time to read this – I love Jessica Valenti and I really want to read this book. It’ll stay on my list but it would have been cool to discuss it with you guys! Sadly, exams are calling!

  2. alanaNo Gravatar
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    ooh…I’ve been meaning to read this too.

    I think I’ll take part in this one since I keep meaning to, but then I forget until the day before. It can be hard to get myself to read non-fiction books sometimes so this would be nice.

  3. SaraidNo Gravatar
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Love it! I bought it the day it came out.

    • Britni TheVadgeWigNo Gravatar
      Posted April 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

      Well, when we discuss it, you can join in! Yay!

  4. Wilhelmina WangNo Gravatar
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    “If you’re interested in joining us for a future book”

    how does this work?

    i really, really want to read this book.

    • Britni TheVadgeWigNo Gravatar
      Posted April 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      Well, if you wanna participate, read the book by April 30. I’m hosting, so discussion will be taking place on my blog. Two or so other people will be writing reviews of the book (if you know you’ll want to, feel free to volunteer), but comments will be closed on those posts and you’ll be directed to mine. So you can write your own review/thoughts on your blog, but close the comments so that all discussion takes place in on spot. Then come over here, where my thoughts will be posted and you can take place in discussion about it in the comments!

      A lot of people seem interested this month, so hopefully we’ll get some good discussion going!

    • Britni TheVadgeWigNo Gravatar
      Posted April 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

      Actually, this post explains it more clearly than I just did.

  5. twgNo Gravatar
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I read this last month and really enjoyed it; my only disappointment was that the people (female AND male) who need to read it most, probably won’t. I hung out with avowed Christian virgins in high school (not that I wasn’t a virgin, too) who mostly had sex before they were around 20 or so and of course never used protection (if you use it, you admit you planned to do it!) and felt so, so worthless about themselves after that it was really sad. I hope they teach their daughters better than that. It was so interesting to me how much virginity was pushed on girls and not boys in youth group contexts.

    • Britni TheVadgeWigNo Gravatar
      Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink


Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Subscribe without commenting

  • This site contains adult content and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Under 18? Click here:


  • Britni TheVadgeWig

    PhotobucketI'm Britni, a snarky bitch and generally awesome person. I write about sex, love, and bullshit. If sex-positivity, discussions about BDSM and kink, queer issues, and topics that are completely inappropriate by society's standards make you uncomfortable, then this blog is not for you.
    Photobucket Photobucket
  • Because I Am a Shameless, Broke-Ass Bitch

    All donations are welcome, of course! You can always buy me something off my wishlist, as well.

  • Get Yourself Off

    Good Vibes PinkCherry Sex Toys Love yourself. Everyday. Tickle. Photobucket ER-150x250-1a_3 / JT's Stockroom
  • Photobucket
  • See My Writing At

    Photobucket Photobucket
  • Watch Them Get Off

    visit Photobucket visit
  • The What

  • The Who

  • Go Back In Time