Toxic purity culture infests many strata of our society, from education policies to how films are rated and more.
Nowhere is there a stronger concentration of this way of thinking than in the cult to which the Duggars belong.
On every level, sex is stigmatized, female bodies are shamed, and concepts like “consent” are ignored.
In the wake of Josh Duggar’s arrest, fans can no longer ignore that the family created a breeding ground for sexual violence.
Dr. Camden Morgante is a licensed psychologist and expert in human sexuality, practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee.
She has observed that everything about Josh Duggar’s series of scandals show purity culture myths for what they are: myths.
In contrast, the realities of the ways in which this kind of mindset endangers women and children are illustrated by Josh’s scandals.
On April 29, Josh Duggar was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service after a lengthy investigation.
He was charged with downloading and possessing images and video of the sexual abuse of young girls.
The girls were estimated to be as young as the ages of 5 or 10, according to testimony heard at an early hearing.
Six years before Josh’s arrest, the world learned what sort of man he really is.
It was then that 19 Kids And Counting fans learned, to their horror, that Josh had molested five young girls as a teenager.
Four of his victims were his own sisters.
There was more to the scandal than the absolute horror that comes with sexual predation.
It was also revealed that Jim Bob and Michelle had actively concealed Josh’s crimes.
Instead he was sent to “religious counseling,” or so they claimed. It turned out to not even be that.
The backlash against the Duggars was swift and vocal, spurring TLC to do its least favorite thing: make a moral decision.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip