Tag: sex before marriage

Modest Chauvinist Pigs

Nona Willis-Aronowitz at The Nation takes on Wendy Shalit’s new modesty book, Girls Gone Mild — and damn she is good. A taste: Shalit’s so-called “rebels” amid our “pornified” culture may be technically raging against the mainstream, but they are…

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…

Newsflash: Americans Fuck

95 percent of them before marriage. NEW YORK (AP) — More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the…

Choice for the Kids

Lately I’ve been spending a bit of time over at Dawn Eden’s in an attempt to… well, I don’t really know what I’m doing over there, to be quite honest. Dawn is a good writer, and so I suppose I…

Take Issue, Take Charge

The ACLU has launched a national campaign against abstinence-only education: In recent years, we have witnessed an unprecedented attack on civil liberties with reproductive rights as a prime target. It is time to push back. Use this website to find…

Another Massive Link Roundup

I have twice this number of links left on the desktop but these are my offerings for now, Internet Gods. Feminism Bitch Ph.D. has a question for parents: If you have a daughter–and if you don’t, but you think parental…

Virginity or death!

Good lord I love Katha Pollitt. This column is about a week old, but check it out if you haven’t already. She writes about the religious right’s opposition to an HPV vaccine that could save the lives of thousands of…

Bush’s Sex Scandal

From Nicholas Kristof for the NYTimes: I’m sorry to report a sex scandal in the heart of the Bush administration. Worse, it doesn’t involve private behavior, but public conduct. You see, for all the carnage in President Bush’s budget, one…