Tags: children/youth, discourse/language, emotion/desire, foucault, gender, lgbtq, marriage/family, religion, sex/sexuality, social construction, discipline, heteronormative, femininity, masculinity, norms, socialization, purity ball, virginity pledge, 00 to 05 mins
Summary: This clip describes and visually portrays an example of a purity ball, a formal ritual/party in which girls take a purity pledge (a.k.a. "virginity pledge") in front of their family and friends and, most prominently, they make this pledge to their fathers. I use this clip when introducing Foucault to my students, and I ask them how Foucault might make sense of purity balls and virginity pledges as a social and cultural phenomenon.
Submitted By: Valerie Chepp
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