April 24, 1989 |
Christina Saralegui, impeccably dressed and primed for confrontation, steps on stage before her Spanish-speaking studio audience, ready to discuss a topic that might be difficult for some to handle. "Just a few years ago, a woman was valued only for the presence or absence of her virginity," Saralegui begins. "Virginity was the tool she used to capture a man. But according to recent statistics, more than three-quarters of North American women have had sex before marriage. What is the reason for such radical changes and how have they affected the Hispanic woman?"