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When she was 13, Linda Kay Klein joined an evangelical church that valued sexual purity. She recounts her experiences in the memoir Pure. Jami Saunders Photography/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the "deep, long-lasting shame" caused by churches that claim women and girls are responsible for the sexual desires of men.

When she was 13, Linda Kay Klein joined an evangelical church that valued sexual purity. She recounts her experiences in the memoir Pure. Jami Saunders Photography/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

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