Purity Ball to be featured on National Geographic Channel |
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(WMC-TV) – Fathers and daughters from Frayser will be in the spotlight Sunday night thanks to the National Geographic Channel.
A TV crew filmed the group as it attended a special ceremony last year, called a Purity Ball, in which young girls pledge to remain virgins until they get married.
The footage will be included in the National Geographic Channel’s show “Taboo” on Sunday.
Supporters say Purity Balls help fight teen pregnancy and what they see as immoral behavior. However, they’re not popular with everyone.
Here’s how the show’s blog summarizes some of critics’ claims:
The fact that there are no Purity Balls for boys gives critics pause. Some argue that pressuring a girl to participate in a Purity Ball puts her in a position where a man is always in control of her sexuality, first her father and then her husband.
The episode, called “Teen Sex,” will air Sunday, July 8, at 9 p.m.
So, what do you think? Are Purity Balls taboo, or are they a wholesome response to very real problems? Let us know in the comments section below.
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