The Fetishization of Virginity

An educational investigation that asks why concepts like virginity (specifically female virginity) might be elevated to a fetish-like status. It traces a biological argument as well as a fly through early hominid transition into agriculture. Then it moves towards linguistic, evolutionary, patriarchal, and ideological reasoning. The study is incomplete but hopefully will allow further argumentation and inquiry.

Produced By:
Alonzo Riley
Ellie Byrnes

We Thank:

Interviewees
David Knowlton
Virginia Bayer
Alan Rogers
Shannon Mussett
Haagen Klaus

Narration
Ellie Byrnes
Hannah Free
Alonzo Riley

Online Speakers and Media
Isabella Rossellini - Green Porno
Hanne Blank - On Writing "Virgin"
Fred McVittie - Metaphors of Moral Purity

Consultants
Mark Jeffreys
Mike "the Wiz" Wisland
Jutta Schneider
Nancy Carpenter - Hogle Zoo
Heath Ogden
Kat Phillpotts
Rachel Ligairi

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Assembled in 2012

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