Does purity culture have an influence on how Christians think about and perhaps even experience the trauma of sexual assault? In what ways does a high regard for female virginity color the public perception of perpetrators of sexual assault? What can we learn about the acceptance of rape myths in the Christian community? Join us as Prof Venema and research assistant Eleanor VanderArk unpack what the data suggests on these and other questions at the intersection of purity culture and sexual violence.

Calvin University is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students. This event aims to help students think deeply and act justly about issues related to sexual assault, shame, and holiness.