The Ladies Re: Purity Balls Are So 2002
posted by May 19 at 13:05 PMon
The five creepiest things in Sunday’s Times article on “purity balls,” in no particular order:
1) The idea that girls are “waiting for” their fathers in the context of an event that tells girls to wait to have sex. “’Fathers, our daughters are waiting for us,’ Mr. Wilson, 49, told the men. ‘They are desperately waiting for us in a culture that lures them into the murky waters of exploitation. They need to be rescued by you, their dad.”’
3) “Each father and his daughter walked under the arch and knelt before the cross. Synthesized hymns played. The fathers sometimes held their daughters and whispered a short prayer, and then the girls each placed a white rose, representing purity, at the foot of the cross. Mr. Lee and Rachel walked away holding hands.” Yep, A WHITE ROSE. Because little girls’ virginity is a delicate flower—and only their daddies can keep the eeevil boys from plucking (heh) all the petals away.
5) The conclusion: “The fathers took their flushed and sometimes sleepy girls toward the exit. But one father took his two young daughters for a walk around the hotel’s dark, glassy lake.” Nah, nothing creepy about taking two “flushed, sleepy” young girls for a creepy walk around the creepy, glassy lake. Nothing creepy about that at all.