Every time I hear a girl say she is abstaining from sex because of “self-respect”, all I hear is
"I think being sexually active devalues you and there is something just a little less respectable about women who aren’t virgins."
There are lots of valid reasons to not have sex. But thinking sex detracts from your worth is not one of them.
Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.