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The Consequences of Purity Culture

The Lingering Effects of Forced Holiness

“A woman who ‘acts like a man’ — who is bold and assertive, and refuses to defer to male authority — is threatening to a system that makes women responsible for men’s feelings.”
Dianna Anderson, Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity



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Carol Chea

Former evangelical, proud LGBTQ+ ally. I write about blended families, trans rights, and whatever else strikes my fancy.