I’ve been watching a lot of docs and investigations (feels like the wrong world but whatevs) on Purity Culture and Purity Balls. It’s a world that I’m aware of but was never a part of.
Basically, for those unaware, there are a lot of fathers who want to say things about how…
One analysis of the ridiculous amount of successful and nearly identical demon/devil possession movies in which a teen girl, (almost always displayed as innocent and sweet in the beginning ), is taken over by a malevolent being that then turns into an aggressively…
Here, I’m talking about dating and why people I knew thought that it was wrong.
I was under a church congregation that did not condone dating as a means of finding a partner, but rather believed in a practice called “fellowshipping.” The goal of fellowshipping was to…
The Wilsons are part of an evangelical community that views both hookup culture and the media’s messages surrounding sexuality as deeply troublesome. So it’s ironic that the method they’ve chosen to combat the hypersexualization of girlhood is, well, the hypersexualization of girlhood.
When you get down to it, Purity Balls are literally all about sex. If your worth as a human being is invariably tied to what you do with the parts between your legs, who you are becomes defined by your sexuality; you’re either pure, or impure. Madonna, or a whore.via The Creepy Way Fathers Across the Country Are Controlling Their Daughters’ Virginity (via bellevierge)
Pot Plant Paper Cut
Another of my paper cut collages. If you’re interested in buying any they’re still available over at Rent Party.
We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.
Total lunar eclipse for the Americas on April 14th 15th 2014