“But what virginity is, what it was, and how it’s being used now to punish women and roll back their rights is at the core of the purity myth.” -Valenti

The image I chose includes text that says, “the concept of virginity was invented by men who believed their penises were so important they could fundamentally change who I women is.” This image and The Cult of Virginity both point out how virginity is a completely made up concept that carries so much meaning in our society. Both parties agree that virginity is a mythical concept, virtually created by man, which labels women and inevitably restricts their rights.