Apparently, New York isn’t the den of sin it’s cracked up to be. At least, not for Jewish women.
“There’s a dividing line between girls who have had sex, and girls who haven’t,” said Angela Chase, star of the cult ‘90s teenage drama “My So Called Life.” As melodramatic and myopic as Claire Danes’ Angela sounds, 21st-century popular culture still attaches transformative powers to sexual experience and views virginity (or lack thereof) as indicative of deeper character traits.
Hooking up at camp is a hallmark of the American Jewish youth experience. Many former campers say their earliest romantic experiences at camp paved the way for adult relationships.
Yeshiva University students need to discuss issues like premarital sex, whether school officials like it or not, writes student editor Simi Lampert.
One of the most bizarre and horrifying stories to come out of the protests earlier this year in Cairo’s Tahrir Square was the headline that the Egyptian authorities, had, for some bizarre reason, conducted ‘virginity checks’ on female protesters who were detained by the military.