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Daddy's Little Girl: A Provacative Feminist Critique of Purity Balls

  title={Daddy's Little Girl: A Provacative Feminist Critique of Purity Balls},
  author={Jennifer L. Freitag},
Amandajean Freking Nolte’s 2009 production of Daddy’s Little Girl critiques the recently popular upsurge of purity balls through her sexualized staging of a hymen-enforcing ball: a wedding-like event that exposes the heteronormative romance narrative, the commodification of girls’ bodies in a system of social exchange, and the eroticized sexual control of girls’ bodies by their fathers. Daddy’s Little Girl situates audience members as co-participants in a purity ball, then distances them… 

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  • A. Rich
  • Art
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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Findings from the survey noted that students who took virginity pledges promising to abstain sex before marriage were less likely to become sexually active compared to students who did not and it was noted that teens who feel highly satisfied with their relationship with their mother are more likely to use contraception and to delay sexual activity and are lesslikely to become pregnant.