patriarchy in action
I don’t know if you know this but
men can lose their virginity too
I don’t know if you know this, but society doesn’t place any fucking value on men’s virginity…nor has it ever systemically trained men to think of themselves as only being worthy of marriage if they’re still a virgin.
Society doesn’t tell men they’re tainted or dirty when they lose their virginity it praises them.
Society’s never PAID men’s families for their virginity…NOR HAS IT EVER PROMISED WOMEN who do good that they’ll get to “have sex with a 1000 virgin men” when they go to heaven.
GET THE FUCK OUT MY REBLOGS WITH YOUR BASIC ASS SHENANIGANS.
Even modern day weddings, it’s stressed that women should wear white if they’re virgins (a.k.a. pure) leaving non-virgins to wonder “Do I not wear white and be judged for ‘being a slut’ or do I wear white and watch people roll their eyes because they know I’m impure?” Non-virgin grooms have absolutely no difference in the expectations for their wedding attire.
(Source: militantbyexistence, via booksniffer)