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The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women - Jessica Valenti

This book is like a giant informal essay: it provides opinions and backs them up with facts. Which is a GOOD thing! It was interesting and kept me reading. I wanted to know more, I wanted to learn about what was happening in our society in regards to "the purity myth". I was impressed.
There were only a handful of times when I disagreed with the author, but Jessica Valenti is able to back up her ideas and I was able to understand where she was coming from. I really appreciate this book because it has helped me move past some of the shame surrounding my sexuality and sexual decisions, and I'm so happy that somebody is calling out abstinence-only "education" for what it really is; a tool to control people, especially women. 
I highly recommend this book to people who care at all about education, sexuality, and the future in general.