Love, Quotes

The Best Thing I’ve Read This Week

These are from an article called “Subversive Virginity” written by Sarah E. Hinlicky which you can find at First Things here. It is so thoughtfully done.

So-called sexual freedom is really just proclaiming oneself to be available for free, and therefore without value.”

“Feminism has told a lie in defense of its own promiscuity, namely, that there is no sexual power to be found in virginity. On the contrary, virgin sexuality has extraordinary and unusual power. There’s no second-guessing a virgin’s motives: her strength comes from a source beyond her transitory whims. It is sexuality dedicated to hope, to the future, to marital love, to children, and to God. Her virginity is, at the same time, a statement of her mature independence from men. It allows a woman to become a whole person in her own right, without needing a man either to revolt against or to complete what she lacks. It is very simple, really: no matter how wonderful, charming, handsome, intelligent, thoughtful, rich, or persuasive he is, he simply cannot have her. A virgin is perfectly unpossessable.”

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