Purity Balls (!)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 7 01:10:09 UTC 2007

At 7:10 PM -0500 3/6/07, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>ABC's World News Tonight did a story on "purity balls," where fathers dance
>with daughters (who pledge purity until marriage). Will OED have a "purity
>balls" entry?
>Purity balls? They couldn't come up with a better name for this?

My favorite part of the coverage was the 12-year-old girl who
explained, while hanging on her daddy's arm, that she would not kiss
or date anyone until she got married.  (At which point, I assume, the
kissing and dating will be lots more fun.)


>Purity Balls Include Big Night Out With White Cake and Vows, but No  Groom
>March 6, 2007 - It's Friday night, and teenage girls are full  of excitement
>as they primp for a dance at the local Holiday Inn. But for this  group of
>girls in Sioux Falls, S.D., the night's dream date is not a teenage  boy.
>_Fathers Vow  To Protect Virginity Of Daughter Dates At "Purity Balls" Across
>The US_ (http://www.glamour.com/news/articles/2007/01/purityballs07feb)
>Glamour Magazine   |  Posted  February 4, 2007 04:52 PM
>_What is a Purity Ball_ (http://generationsofligh
>Purity Ball
>Father Daughter Celebrations  Celebrations of Faith Generations of Light Randy
>and Lisa Wilson.
>_Whatever:  Purity Balls_ (http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/004156.html)
>Question in e-mail today asking me what I  thought of "Purity Balls," the odd
>... My own thought about  these purity balls is that they're really
>icky -- we
>www.scalzi.com/whatever/004156.html -  64k
>_Christian Virgins Are Overrated / Think sex and drugs destroy  ..._
>l=fix)      These unholy events called "Purity Balls"  and you should
>probably fall to ... Purity Balls. No, not  some sort of newfangled spherical
>chastity device to be  ...
>nl=fix  - 36k
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