The Purity Myth: Does Abstinence Work?
What is America's obsession with abstinence? A growing number of teenagers across the country are promising to remain virgins until marriage at events called Purity Balls -- a formal gathering in which young girls pledge their virginity to their father until marriage.
Anderson talks to one family whose commitment to their daughters’ abstinence has them attending Purity Balls. Their daughters also encourage other girls to take vows and hold their own purity balls. Joining the conversation is Randy Wilson, who started the Father-Daughter Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, and Jessica Valenti, whose documentary “The Purity Myth” claims that preaching abstinence is a terrible disservice to young girls.
Plus, a 13-year-old girl whose YouTube video quickly went viral, speaks out against the double standard associated with how young men are perceived when sexually active, as compared to young women.