Unknown (via dishevelment)
The most perfect conclusion about how “virginity” came to be I’ve ever encountered.
I agree this is the most amazing thing I’ve read regarding virginity.
I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is.
Boys are rarely told that their virginity is a gift, or indeed that their sexuality is about “giving” something to another person – lightly or not. Boys “get laid”, “get lucky”, “get some”. They “take a girl’s virginity”, “take advantage”; if they’re thoughtful, they “take their time”. Boys are not taught to think of themselves or their virginity as something to be offered up, unwrapped and enjoyed.
|—||Emily Maguire in ‘Like a Virgin’ for The Monthly (via monocled—misanthrope)|
another unrealistic expectation for women