Column: Virginity is a social construct

SeX and Relationships, a BRAVE Column By Hannah Thompson, A BRAVE Peer Educator CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST DISCUSSES RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE Repeat after me. Virginity is a social construct. Hookup culture elevates the prevalence of virginity and places certain pressure on “losing/taking” one’s virginity, especially on a college campus. In this environment, it is necessary for us to take time to process and break down the true meaning of virginity, how it varies from person to person and the societal expectations that surround it.  Virginity was conceptualized as a Christian ideology, where a woman’s state of not yet having … Continue reading Column: Virginity is a social construct