> As we teach our daughters that their purity, their self-worth and their right to be respected entirely lies on their virginity, let us remember the violence women endure around the world in the name of virginity. The young girls raped by men who think girls virginity will cure their HIV status, and the women raped because their apparent promiscuity (and therefore inability to stay pure) means they deserved it, even asked for it.
Let us be bold enough to seek a better standard in which women regardless of their sexual activity or lack thereof is not a deciding criteria on whether or not they deserve respect or for their bodies to not be violated.
Dear woman, dear person, you are worth every goodness this world can give. Demand it unapologetically