Posts tagged joshua harris
In Their Own Words: Ten Scary Quotes from Purity Culture Advocates

These quotes demonstrate the connection between objectification of women, purity culture and rape culture. Women do not exist as people in purity culture - we are merely objects that exist to help men, even through the sacrifice of our own sexual wants and needs. Our bodies don't belong to us, there is no concept of consent or bodily autonomy. We exist for men, pure and simple. And that needs to change.

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Consent is Not a Negotiation: Love, Respect, and Warped Ideas of Sin

The evangelical purity movement proposes a view of marriage and sex in which one person’s pleasure is consistently prioritized over another’s bodily autonomy. It is a view of marriage that insists the spouse is a masturbatory aide for their partner, rather than a full and consenting participant in the act, because they already consented when they said "I do."

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