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Bi-furious | Baby Pastor | Bloody Mary Aficionado | Spent more time in jail than #DarrenWilson | Stands w Standing Rock | she/her/her's
Jul 17, 2019 6 tweets 3 min read
Some people mistakenly believe that the opposite of purity culture is objectification, but that’s not true. #PurityCulture is one kind of objectification. In both cases women’s bodies and queer bodies are objects via the male gaze that must be controlled. The opposite of #purityculture is sexual/gender liberation, rooted firmly in consent. The opposite of purity culture (where women’s bodies are under the control of men) is autonomy - where our bodies belong to US, for our own freedom and pleasure.