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2014-05-03 11:57:35 AM  
Purity Ball Events

The event itself is an evening full of formalities, dinner, and dancing. Typically, after dinner there is a dance to be preformed by Purity Ball members. Following the dance swords are presented and fathers and daughters take a knee beneath the swords; the girls place a white rose at the base of the cross while the fathers quietly recite a blessing. The dancing than resumes, and around every half an hour there is a intermission so that fathers may bless their daughters in front of the crowd. (2, 4)

Positive Affects


Purity Balls give fathers and daughters a chance to have unique bond. It allows young women to take a pledge, which ensures they will be chaste and safe from the harms of premarital sex. Furthermore, it gives these young women a chance to give their faith a purpose and goal. Randy Wilson's daughter, Lauren Wilson believes it was the best decision she has ever made. She does not find it to be an intrusion on her rights as a women or her privacy. (7) In an article from Marie Claire she answers the tough questions that come with the decision to remaining pure until marriage. To read the article click here.

Negative Affects


The negative affects range from person to person. Some girls feel a terrible constraint in such a promise. Feminists tend to believe the purity pledge is an infringement on women's rights, and it is a setback from the achievements, which have allowed women to reach a higher status. Perhaps the most drastic negative connection with Purity Balls is the fact that 90 percent of girls who claim they will remain pure break their promise. (5) In addition, those who oppose the movement claim that it reduces eduction on safe sex for young women and men alike. Shelby Knox is an advent opposer to the Purity movement. She took a pledge when she was younger and speaks out against it's affects in her movie, The Education of Shelby Knox.


http://womensstudiesjmu.wikispaces.com/Purity+Balls,+by+Meghan+Belle r
 
2014-05-03 11:59:50 AM  

Cataholic: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Why are religious people so obsessed with sex?

Why are non-religious people so obsessed with religious people?


Endless supply of material
 
2014-05-03 12:03:49 PM  
i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-03 12:05:13 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [images.huffingtonpost.com image 550x550]


What the actual fark?
 
2014-05-03 12:05:25 PM  
I find it disturbing that Subby characterizes this as 'creepy'

Not this, Subby?

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2014-05-03 12:06:01 PM  

Ima4nic8or: I don't see it as all that creepy.  While I am no fan of the whole purity concept or Christianity in general these are just photos of dads with their daughters playing dress up.  While I may think they have a few screws loose I have no doubt these dads love their kids and are doing what they think is best for them.  All the comments implying some sort of sexual thing going on are what is creepy.


These purity balls are explicitly about sex. No one has to imply that sex has anything to do with them since sex is the entire point.

And yes, it's creepy and implicitly incestual to be so obsessed with your daughter's vagina that you'd make her sign pledges and have a big ceremony about it. Women are not a man's property and those dad's are creepy as fark.
 
2014-05-03 12:06:07 PM  

steklo: Following the dance swords are presented


This would have saved us from disco.
 
2014-05-03 12:07:51 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: I find it disturbing that Subby characterizes this as 'creepy'

Not this, Subby?

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I'm finding it difficult to find a poignant dichotomy here.
 
2014-05-03 12:07:54 PM  
steklo:
img.fark.net

If "he" thinks I'm signing a purity paper, he's got another thing coming...


No, that's the look of a man who just got UFIA'd, and the kid who set it up.
 
2014-05-03 12:09:21 PM  

unchellmatt: Ye gods... I've rarely seen more creepy pictures, and that's saying something. I don't think even /b/ could come up with more farked up shiat.

Now I mean, I love my daughter. She's got nearly as much of an invective filled vocabulary as I do, and her big dream in life is to be the person who discovers what dark matter and dark energy really are (and frankly, considering her determination and skill at math / physics at the young age of 14, I have little doubt she may just do it). But I'd be fooling myself if I thought my making her sign some silly piece of paper would keep her from bedding some boy when she decides it's time. Sure, I educate her, sure we've had very frank discussions, and no I don't exactly make it all that easy for her to get a chance to do anything at this age. But when she finally does, I'd like to think she'll do it safely, without guilt or fear, or this barbaric, medieval concept that it makes her "dirty" or "impure".


That's awesome. Wish all dads were like you.

That's another element of creepy about these purity balls, though. Apart from the horrifying daddy incest angle. If the daughters are taught to think sex outside of marriage makes them dirty, and only allowed when their bodies "transfer ownership" from daddy to husband, these young ladies are ripe to blame themselves and fail to report it if they get raped. Especially if an older man or someone in a position of power (like the pastor) does the raping.

/shiver
 
2014-05-03 12:11:34 PM  
One way ticket, please.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-03 12:12:38 PM  

img.fark.net


"Why yes, I am Lord Tom Selleck Belvedere von Fawlty,


and this is my conscript, Dutchess Firestarter of Poltergeist."

 
2014-05-03 12:12:48 PM  

SonOfSpam: [i60.tinypic.com image 620x775]


I see what you did there. Bravo sir, bravo.
 
2014-05-03 12:13:21 PM  

Tom_Slick: sonofslacker: Tom_Slick: Evil Mackerel: jayhawk88: Damn, every one of those girls looks like they're in a hostage situation. Which I guess probably isn't too far from the truth...

They are and on many levels.

Yup, and the second they are out of the house.....

CSB; I have 2 coworkers with college age daughters, one's a religious nut job, one's a decent guy with hippie leanings,  guess which one's daughter came home after her freshman year pregnant, covered in tats, and with 2 arrests for possession.

Is this a trick question? It's the hippie one, amiright?

The funny thing is I've known the hippie guy for since his kids were born (we've been bouncing around the  same industry)  you would expect his kids to be like him and his wife, pot smoking party animals.  Nope his teenage daughters are both level headed responsible young people.


Similarly, I was raised Catholic, but once I hit high school and started to have serious questions about my orientation and about civil and medical rights, I decided the Church could go EABOD.  It's been amusing (and a little scary) to watch as all my heavily religious peers/former classmates on Facebook, invariably, got pregnant before they got married.

Guess who's still nulliparous.

/hint, it's the nontheist lesbian.
//granted, it's the nontheist grey-asexual lesbian...
 
2014-05-03 12:14:50 PM  

Warthog: One way ticket, please.

[i.imgur.com image 620x775]


And you know she is the only one wearing a black dress.

This would indicate that no matter what purity papers she signed, she's gonna give it up to her boyfriend the moment he tells her "I love you".
 
2014-05-03 12:16:03 PM  

jayhawk88: Damn, every one of those girls looks like they're in a hostage situation. Which I guess probably isn't too far from the truth...


Oh please, they get a farking fake wedding at 16 or whatever age they are - which is right around the time when they're all farking dreaming about that shiat.
 
2014-05-03 12:16:54 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 611x404][img.fark.net image 611x404][img.fark.net image 360x235][img.fark.net image 850x565][img.fark.net image 300x231]


that's crazy!!!

age is no excuse, who the hell wears flip flops to a formal dance??
 
2014-05-03 12:18:09 PM  

Tom_Slick: sonofslacker: Tom_Slick: Evil Mackerel: jayhawk88: Damn, every one of those girls looks like they're in a hostage situation. Which I guess probably isn't too far from the truth...

They are and on many levels.

Yup, and the second they are out of the house.....

CSB; I have 2 coworkers with college age daughters, one's a religious nut job, one's a decent guy with hippie leanings,  guess which one's daughter came home after her freshman year pregnant, covered in tats, and with 2 arrests for possession.

Is this a trick question? It's the hippie one, amiright?

The funny thing is I've known the hippie guy for since his kids were born (we've been bouncing around the  same industry)  you would expect his kids to be like him and his wife, pot smoking party animals.  Nope his teenage daughters are both level headed responsible young people.


Kids tend to strive to be different than their parents. My parents were kinda square, i was wild, and my oldest daughter is in the army, lol.
 
2014-05-03 12:19:14 PM  

steklo: The Pledge I, (DAUGHTER'S NAME)'S FATHER, CHOOSE BEFORE GOD TO COVER MY DAUGHTER
AS HER AUTHORITY AND PROTECTION IN THE AREA OF PURITY. I WILL BE PURE
IN MY OWN LIFE AS A MAN, HUSBAND AND FATHER. I WILL BE A MAN OF INTEGRITY
AND ACCOUNTABLITY AS I LEAD, GUIDE AND PRAY OVER MY DAUGHTER AND MY
FAMILY AS THE HIGH PRIEST IN MY HOME. THIS COVERING WILL BE USED BY GOD TO
INFLUENCE GENERATIONS TO COME. (6)

http://womensstudiesjmu.wikispaces.com/Purity+Balls,+by+Meghan+Belle r


So these guys are all about covering their daughters. Should have known, really.
 
2014-05-03 12:19:36 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: I find it disturbing that Subby characterizes this as 'creepy'

Not this, Subby?

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[2.bp.blogspot.com image 484x326]


Disturbing, yes, "creepy," no
 
2014-05-03 12:20:07 PM  

OHDUDENESS: 1 - Meh, wouldn't say overly creepy
2 - Well, at least he's not holding her waist
3 - Dear God, he's holding her around the waist...
4 - What the fark, let go of your daughters waists
5 - Whew, back to awkward poses
6 - Seriously, you could move them three feet to the right to avoid the water tower being in the background.
7 - Actually not a bad portrait.
8 - .... wha...
9 - That guy collects doll heads.
10 - They look like they are dating.


I had missed the last one.  That rounds it out.
 
2014-05-03 12:23:38 PM  
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2014-05-03 12:25:43 PM  

queen biatch of the universe: I know a guy who took both of his daughters to a purity ball despite not being really religious (he's a wedding and funeral go to church type of Christian).  With him I feel it's less pedro-bear activity and more trying to dodge "what comes around goes around".  In his youth he was a giant d-bag who treated sex like a numbers game (I'm assuming that is not unique among teenage boys, not sure, I was homeschooled) according to his wife.  He proudly ruined a lot of girls reputations and broke their heart is the meanest way possible.  His best friend at the time was also a serial date rapist but like everyone else he didn't think the captain of the football team who got the team to state could do anything wrong.  At the time he saw those girls as sluts and cock-teases who had it coming.  He got older, knocked off the d-bag attitude, got married and had two daughters.  Now all of sudden what he did to other father's daughters he doesn't want to happen to his.  Not to mention he is very fearful that they could end up with a guy like his best friend and get raped on date.   He knows better than anyone else how low some boys will sink to get their dick wet.  He sent a lot of girls crying home to their dads, he doesn't want his daughters coming home crying one day to him.  I'm going to go out with the theory that for some of these guys it might be the same.  It's all fun and games to treat girls like notches in your bedpost until you get older and figure out that your daughters are now prime targets.  That's why this guy won't even let his daughters date or be friends with boys, college should be interesting for them.  It might work out for them, I never was allowed to date and my marriage was pre-arranged by father.  After I got out of my marriage and my parent's crazy religion I was able to figure things out.  It's not completely hopeless for them I hope.


Sure, it's much better to teach your daughter that an intact hymen means she's a "good" girl and highly sought after as a commodity when she hits marriage age. Here's an idea,stop equating a female's worth by how many sexual partners they've had. You know,like we do with men.
 
2014-05-03 12:26:25 PM  
www.casciabooks.com
 
2014-05-03 12:29:05 PM  

SonOfSpam: [i60.tinypic.com image 620x775]


I can't get over how much this one looks like Vladimir Putin copping a feel.
 
2014-05-03 12:29:11 PM  
www.stormfashion.dk

"Helping guys get into girl's pants since, well, since vodka has been around"
 
2014-05-03 12:30:35 PM  

SonOfSpam: [i60.tinypic.com image 620x775]


And THAT's the one that will live on the internet forever...

I showed the wife the pictures with no introduction or explanation. She was struggling to determine context and pronounced them "odd." I told her to ignore the exposure and explain why they were odd. She thought many were father daughters and some were couples but she noted that they all seemed so sad. Yet they were dressed up for a wedding.

Once I told here they were all father daughter combos she looked through them again and pronounced  several  "inappropriate."

So there's an unbiased view from a conservative but not particularly religious female.
 
2014-05-03 12:30:59 PM  

burning_bridge: Son of Thunder: corronchilejano: I don't see why this is creepy.
(Not that I aprove of the concept)

Me either. We've had enough "bad family photos" threads around here that these ones barely rate a flicker on my creepometer.

It's what perception researchers call top-down processing. Perception is influenced by prior expectations, attitudes, and situational cues. So we start off with the "scary" tag and subby's "creepy" headline, follow it up with TFA's "creepy" headline, and TFA itself loading the reader up with the message that we will now look at creepy Christians looking creepy while at this creepy Christian thing because they're creepy, it's not surprising that a collection of blandly-awkward father-daughter pictures make some farkers say "wow, that's creepy".

The Force can have a strong influence on the weak minded.


Yeah but then you also remember that the context here is "your vagina is my property until I decide to give it away, therefore I'm symbolical taking the place of your spouse/lover until that happens."


Ain't that the truth.
 
2014-05-03 12:32:53 PM  

steklo: The Pledge I, (DAUGHTER'S NAME)'S FATHER, CHOOSE BEFORE GOD TO COVER MY DAUGHTER AS HER AUTHORITY AND PROTECTION IN THE AREA OF PURITY. I WILL BE PURE
IN MY OWN LIFE AS A MAN, HUSBAND AND FATHER. I WILL BE A MAN OF INTEGRITY
AND ACCOUNTABLITY AS I LEAD, GUIDE AND PRAY OVER MY DAUGHTER AND MY
FAMILY AS THE HIGH PRIEST IN MY HOME. THIS COVERING WILL BE USED BY GOD TO
INFLUENCE GENERATIONS TO COME.


They love that "area of purity" keyword, but they never say where that area is, specifically. Based on my extensive studies of Barbie dolls, I'm guessing they're referring to the blank spot between the legs.

/High priest? fark you go die.
 
2014-05-03 12:33:28 PM  
The My Little Pony Killer:

Just an FYI, your friend is still treating the women in his life like objects ...

Oh I agree, that why it bugs me but neither myself or his wife can make him see that.  He does have a son and my friend's issues do extend to him.  On the plus side he has drilled into his son's head to get clear consent and if the girl hesitant to back off and play it on the safe side.  On the other hand a lot of the stuff he hears from his dad about the evil of teenage boys to his sisters I think is affecting him.  The boy is the middle child, just turned 15 and I think it's starting to get into his head that his father sees his peers as the scum of the earth which cannot be helping his self esteem.
 
2014-05-03 12:33:43 PM  

edmo: SonOfSpam: [i60.tinypic.com image 620x775]

And THAT's the one that will live on the internet forever...

I showed the wife the pictures with no introduction or explanation. She was struggling to determine context and pronounced them "odd." I told her to ignore the exposure and explain why they were odd. She thought many were father daughters and some were couples but she noted that they all seemed so sad. Yet they were dressed up for a wedding.

Once I told here they were all father daughter combos she looked through them again and pronounced  several  "inappropriate."

So there's an unbiased view from a conservative but not particularly religious female.


Being married to you must be extravagantly fun.
 
2014-05-03 12:35:36 PM  

oryx: But as with all the best photography, these images speak for themselves - as Magnusson himself says, he hasn't aimed "to belittle or glorify the ceremonies... the interpretation is all up to the eye of the viewer."

Oh please. The photographer is the one who had these people pose like that. Don't tell me that he's not making these people look bad. He chose the pictures to publish.


He also chose to manipulate the colors to give it that washed out look with a very cold color palette.  And the poses are stilted  in a way that even the most anal retentive people don't normally maintain.  When I do portraits I am always, constantly trying to get people to relax and smile a bit when they 'clam up' in front of the lens.

He's a pro, he knew the shots he was taking and the effect he'd get.
 
2014-05-03 12:35:49 PM  
Would make #4 impure.
 
2014-05-03 12:39:17 PM  

OHDUDENESS: 1 - Meh, wouldn't say overly creepy
2 - Well, at least he's not holding her waist
3 - Dear God, he's holding her around the waist...
4 - What the fark, let go of your daughters waists
5 - Whew, back to awkward poses
6 - Seriously, you could move them three feet to the right to avoid the water tower being in the background.
7 - Actually not a bad portrait.
8 - .... wha...
9 - That guy collects doll heads.
10 - They look like they are dating.


It seems we have almost the exact same take on these.
 
2014-05-03 12:40:42 PM  

Tom_Slick: Macinfarker: edmo: colinspooky: Creepy not a word I would use

I'd go with creepy.

And I wouldn't be surpassed if a single father is a pedo either.

I'm going with Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me creepy

I was going to go with Tim Curry as the Clown in "It" creepy, but yours is acceptable.


I'm going with 'Bad Boy Bubby' kinda creepy, at least when they get back to the house or backseat of their car.
 
2014-05-03 12:42:52 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-03 12:43:58 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: oryx: But as with all the best photography, these images speak for themselves - as Magnusson himself says, he hasn't aimed "to belittle or glorify the ceremonies... the interpretation is all up to the eye of the viewer."

Oh please. The photographer is the one who had these people pose like that. Don't tell me that he's not making these people look bad. He chose the pictures to publish.

He also chose to manipulate the colors to give it that washed out look with a very cold color palette.  And the poses are stilted  in a way that even the most anal retentive people don't normally maintain.  When I do portraits I am always, constantly trying to get people to relax and smile a bit when they 'clam up' in front of the lens.

He's a pro, he knew the shots he was taking and the effect he'd get.


Or maybe sick f*cks think looking solemn while they make a production out of their own refusal to accept their children's inevitable sexuality is a sign of maturity.

But you're probably right.  Backwards yokels should probably avoid Swedish photographers.
 
2014-05-03 12:47:52 PM  

steklo: Ok, how did they get there without making footprints in the sand?


"Purity Jesus"
 
2014-05-03 12:48:29 PM  

pxlboy: Tom_Slick: sonofslacker: Tom_Slick: Evil Mackerel: jayhawk88: Damn, every one of those girls looks like they're in a hostage situation. Which I guess probably isn't too far from the truth...

They are and on many levels.

Yup, and the second they are out of the house.....

CSB; I have 2 coworkers with college age daughters, one's a religious nut job, one's a decent guy with hippie leanings,  guess which one's daughter came home after her freshman year pregnant, covered in tats, and with 2 arrests for possession.

Is this a trick question? It's the hippie one, amiright?

The funny thing is I've known the hippie guy for since his kids were born (we've been bouncing around the  same industry)  you would expect his kids to be like him and his wife, pot smoking party animals.  Nope his teenage daughters are both level headed responsible young people.

Most of my friends who were raised in non-religious households are the most well-adjusted and successful among my group.


Of course you're right.  In my case, I was raised somewhat religious.  I say somewhat because my upbringing was by "old-school" Catholics.  Go to church on Sunday and pretty much don't talk about it the rest of the week.  I mean if you're gonna be religious, this is the way to go.  A ritual performed on Sunday, done!  (of course the fact that I'm no longer religious and I declared my non-belief to my parents when I was 18 has nothing to do with it - they weren't terrifically happy but they accepted it)
 
2014-05-03 12:49:00 PM  
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2014-05-03 12:49:46 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 528x549]


What. The. fark.
 
2014-05-03 12:51:06 PM  

FLMountainMan: Meh - no worse than your average wedding photos.


The average incestuous pedo-marriage?  Yeah, I agree.
 
2014-05-03 12:52:17 PM  

Litterbox: steklo: [img.fark.net image 528x549]

What. The. fark.


And that is why you don't "friend" your parents.
 
2014-05-03 12:52:55 PM  

Litterbox: steklo: [img.fark.net image 528x549]

What. The. fark.


All I did was a Bing image search for awkward father daughter. It was one of the first ones to pop up.

I still can't grasp what the fark is going on.
 
2014-05-03 12:54:34 PM  

steklo: Litterbox: steklo: [img.fark.net image 528x549]

What. The. fark.

All I did was a Bing image search for awkward father daughter. It was one of the first ones to pop up.

I still can't grasp what the fark is going on.


He's implicitly threatening his daughter's date by cleaning a shotgun while she gets her hair done?
 
2014-05-03 12:55:33 PM  
The secret Purity plan: Make the boys all notice she has daddy's eyebrows. It'll be like looking her dad deep in the eyes and farking him.

No thanks.
 
2014-05-03 12:55:59 PM  
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2014-05-03 12:57:39 PM  

unchellmatt: Ye gods... I've rarely seen more creepy pictures, and that's saying something. I don't think even /b/ could come up with more farked up shiat.

Now I mean, I love my daughter. She's got nearly as much of an invective filled vocabulary as I do, and her big dream in life is to be the person who discovers what dark matter and dark energy really are (and frankly, considering her determination and skill at math / physics at the young age of 14, I have little doubt she may just do it). But I'd be fooling myself if I thought my making her sign some silly piece of paper would keep her from bedding some boy when she decides it's time. Sure, I educate her, sure we've had very frank discussions, and no I don't exactly make it all that easy for her to get a chance to do anything at this age. But when she finally does, I'd like to think she'll do it safely, without guilt or fear, or this barbaric, medieval concept that it makes her "dirty" or "impure".


about halfway through this I was sure it was going end as a troll  with her dating a black guy. I think I need to take a break from the internet for a bit since it has clearly jaded me:(

on a serious note, I think a big part of being a good parent is setting your kid up to be an independent adult. parents that raise their daughters to be a good wife are failing miserably at this, worse than parents who financially support their kids beyond the age of 20.
 
2014-05-03 12:58:05 PM  

Rozotorical: What has been seen can not be unseen


Is her left hand cupping his purity balls?
 
2014-05-03 12:58:32 PM  
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There is just a little too much "longing" on those faces.
 
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