Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After Purity Culture: Ep 2

Brad discusses the strange contradiction at the heart of purity culture’s vision of masculinity: You are a sexual savage that has a near uncontrollable libido and that is just how God made you. And you, the uncontrollable animal, should be the leader of church, family, and society. This, among other things, is a form of rape culture. It’s also an infantilizing view of masculinity and sexuality that hurts men . . . and women.

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