Their brand of "sexual purity" is only another form of objectification. I've read story after story of kids raised in ATI, who have since escaped, who still struggle with opposite-sex friendships. The constant emphasis on not "defrauding" (which carries a totally arbitrary, made-up definition in Gothardspeak) has left young people not just stunted in their development, but tense and anxious about innocent friendships. They struggle to view the opposite gender as anything but a potential stumbling block. It's so tragic.