April 15, 2005
I wanted to write about this yesterday, but I'm always reluctant to talk about political things here because I feel that there are so many political webloggers out there who are more knowledgable and more articulate than me that I would not be adding much to the debate. However, this is a very important issue that I don't want to go without mentioning. So go read this report on the utter nonsense that is being taught in place of real sex education in American schools. Some "sex education" curricula contain frighteningly bad science, falsely inflated statistics, absurd scare tactics and outright lies, as well as promoting a marital model in which women keep their mouths shut, act stupid and stay home making pot roast.
Then go read Susie Bright's post on the topic, because she has said everything I wanted to say, only better (and thanks to Susie for the link to the report). The culprits? Right-wing Christians in Texas (link courtesy of Sarah over at All About My Vagina).
Posted by jodi at April 15, 2005 09:50 AM | categories: assholes
Seems that abstinence-only education is leading to INCREASED rates of STDs, since the little darlings don't think oral and anal sex count as "sex".
Of course, you can't talk about that in the clasroom, so...
Posted by: NWJR at April 15, 2005 04:19 PM
i have only glanced at the report, but it is scary to think that so many problems could be avoided if proper sex education was taught in schools........................ contraceptives are so widely avaliable, but the amount of careless pregnancies never ceases to amaze me...
Posted by: sophie at April 15, 2005 07:14 PM