The Purity Myth By Jessica Valenti
My first introduction to the concept of purity culture. A wonderful analysis of the secular implications of the abstinence movement and the purity movement of the Evangelical community.
Pure by Linda Kay Klein
A recent and popular publication that is both memoir and interviews. Klein articulates some of the thoughts and feelings that have resulted from purity culture that I could never put into words. A poignant and moving book.
Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Another memoir by inclusive pastor and writer Nadia Bolz-Weber on shaming and purity culture.