One of the delightful recent additons to the print version of The American Spectator is the “Slaughterhouse” feature, wherein some newly-published liberal book is eviscerated. If no one has called dibs on it yet, J.P., I confess to pondering with sadistic glee the prospect of shoving through our meatgrinder The Purity Myth, by that spectacular specimen of feminist lunacy, Jessica Valenti. She appeared on NBC’s “Today” show last week, and MSNBC excerpts Valenti’s introduction:
There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality — and it’s entirely misplaced. Girls “going wild” aren’t damaging a generation of women, the myth of sexual purity is. . . . It’s time to teach our daughters that their ability to be good people depends on their being good people, not on whether or not they’re sexually active.
Note well Valenti’s dishonest use of the first-person plural possessive, “our daughters.” She is childless and has, to my knowledge, never declared any interest in, or intention of, bearing children. It is instead your daughters whom she wishes to indoctrinate with her ideology. Since that ideology cannot be described as feminism — it has nothing to do with the political, legal or economic rights of women — I hereby dub it “whorism.”