Pitchfork: The idea of “purity” shows up a lot as well— do you think that is an unrealistic ideal, or something that can be achieved if it were not for forces aimed at sullying such purity? What is pure to you?
AG: Purity is an illusion. The idea of purity has been used as an excuse for calamities like honor killings, bride burnings, child molestation. Purification is genocide.