Purity Balls (!)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Mar 8 15:11:44 UTC 2007

At 3/6/2007 08:10 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
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.)

In ten or twenty years, I expect to read the sociological studies
showing that, as compared to the general U.S. population, among
Purity Ballists the age at which their daughters first marry is
significantly (perhaps by a decade) younger.


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