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I’ve read that in the early and medieval church, describing a woman as a virgin wasn’t so much about the state of her hymen as her autonomous personhood. Especially in a patriarchy, for a woman to be other-than-a-wife set her … Continue reading
As most Catholic girls and women know, most of the women saints that have traditionally been presented to us as appropriate role models and patron saints have been virgins. This is generally presented as the most important thing about them, … Continue reading