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#KatherineBushnell vs #evangelical #purityculture 🧵
@kkdumez #ANewGospelForWomen

“…in opposition to the perceived promiscuity of contemporary society, which they attribute to the influences of modern feminism and its sexual ethic of liberation,

many evangelicals have attempted to resurrect the nineteenth-century idealization of female purity. Through an elaborate “purity culture” consisting of scripted purity pledges, father-daughter balls, purity rings, and the rhetoric of warriors and princesses,

evangelicals have worked to reinstitute an ethic of feminine restraint.” Some similarities to Bushnell, “However, whereas contemporary evangelical purity culture focuses chiefly on the purity of young women—

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