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A Catholic School Teacher’s Argument Against Abstinence

Who does purity culture protect, really?

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CCandy Crush is not a great antidote to purity culture, but it was my last line of defense at a mandated middle school chastity talk. I knew I was setting a bad example for my students by blatantly playing with my iPad in the back row of the bleachers, but it was the only way I kept from making comments…

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Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas

A pseudonym to protect my job as a catholic schoolteacher from my radical queer advocacy. Or vice versa. I haven’t decided yet.