I had never heard of 'purity culture,' myself. But the thing about having access to a brand Twitter account is the benefit of a completely alien timeline, one populated by all the viral tweets and algorithmic word-snacks deemed worth of @someecards by the three engineers Elon Musk has allowed to keep their jobs.
Today, I stumbled across a tweet by one Zach W. Lambert, an Austin pastor who sent out a missive about 'purity culture.'
A quick google search pops up a definition from a website that advocates therapy, and explains 'purity culture' as a 'subculture of evangelical Christian culture that emphasizes strict gender roles and norms, abstinence, and modesty.'
Before long, Lambert's tweet had gone viral, with many sharing their own anecdotes about growing up in this world. Some were funny, some heartbreaking, some mystifying. Here are some that made the biggest impressions:
Lambert stayed active in the comments, concluding the sharing with a message about purity culture in general.