Tag: abstinence education

Don’t Mess With Texas

Texas has long been a haven of GOP-backed abstinence-only sex education, which tells young people to “just say no” until they’re married. It also teaches* them that condoms don’t work, birth control is virtually useless, men prefer helpless women, only…

No sex for the poor

I guess I should introduce myself. Hi. I’m trailer park, a 26-year-old (former teenage) mom living in Austin, TX with my eight-year-old abstinence-only baby and my husband of three years who (shockingly) didn’t mind that his bride wasn’t a virgin.…

Congress to Call off the Ab-Only Hounds

Abstinence only “education” programs are chock full of misogyny , are hetero-centric, and are totally ineffective. This we know. Yet the Bush administration has allotted more and more money to them at every turn. That’s the bad news. The good…

Abstinence-only craziness

I, Jill Filipovic, pledge to never let tampons violate the sanctity of my hoo-hoo, because tampons are really nothing more than thirsty little albino penises. Amanda has a great post up about an abstinence-only program which involves using tape to…

Department of Missing the Point

So I’m reading this story on Yahoo about an abstinence group at Harvard. It pretty much runs the course of most articles of this sort: blahblah students are oversexed, blahblah the university promotes sex, blahblah we formed a group to…

Legal Abortion = Lives Saved

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Deaths from back street abortions have dropped by 91 percent in the decade since South Africa became one of the few African countries to legalize abortion, health care workers said. No big surprise there, but it’s worth…

Look who’s in charge of your uterus

Anti-choice? Check. Runs a “crisis pregnancy center,” which misleads and lies to women? Check. Proponent of abstinence-only education which tells people that they use up their ability to love after too many sexual partners? Check. In charge of deciding how…