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Vaginas Are Like "Little Hoover Vacuums," and Other Things Abstinence Lecturers Get Paid to Tell Teens. —Dana Liebelson on Mon.

Vaginas Are Like "Little Hoover Vacuums," and Other Things Abstinence Lecturers Get Paid to Tell Teens

November 18, 2013 4:00 AM PDT I went to public high school in Montana, where at least once a year we were shuffled into the gymnasium for lectures from abstinence-only educational speakers on how to make "good choices. " Young, sprightly twentysomethings, who often resembled Ken and Barbie, would dance around the auditorium playing Christian rock and trying to convince us that having sex wasn't cool. In between all the jokes and music, I learned that condoms cause cancer and that sex is a bad deal for women. Turns out, I wasn't alone. Justin Lookadoo: "God made guys as leaders. " Jason Evert: "Girls...only lift the veil over your body to the spouse who is worthy. " Evert is passionate about women dressing modestly (or as he puts it, "Girls...only lift the veil over your body to the spouse who is worthy to see the glory of that unveiled mystery. ") Pam Stenzel: "If you take birth control, your mother probably hates you.

" Pro Life in TN. Contraception kills flowers. High Schooler Protests 'Slut-Shaming' Abstinence Assembly. By Tara Culp-Ressler "High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal" High school senior Katelyn Campbell A West Virginia high school student is filing an injunction against her principal, who she claims is threatening to punish her for speaking out against a factually inaccurate abstinence assembly at her school.

High Schooler Protests 'Slut-Shaming' Abstinence Assembly

Katelyn Campbell, who is the student body vice president at George Washington High School, alleges her principal threatened to call the college where she’s been accepted to report that she has “bad character.” George Washington High School recently hosted a conservative speaker, Pam Stenzel, who travels around the country to advocate an abstinence-only approach to teen sexuality. Campbell refused to attend the assembly, which was funded by a conservative religious organization called “Believe in West Virginia” and advertised with fliers that proclaimed “God’s plan for sexual purity.” Update. Young Evangelicals Are Sick of Abstinence Pledges and Homophobia. I come from a fairly traditionally Christian family.

Young Evangelicals Are Sick of Abstinence Pledges and Homophobia

Over the years, the topic of teen pregnancies has come up in conversation (everyone in my family also loves to debate and argue (in a friendly way)), and one of my sisters always joins the side that says it's because abstinence isn't taught in schools any more. She's brought up the fact that she waited until marriage to have sex (as if any of us wanted to know that), and she was making sure her three daughters would do the same- no birth control for them! It's always hard to keep my mouth shut, because when I was a bratty 12 year old younger sister, I read her diary once and was fascinated to hear that she'd had sex with her boyfriend (and later husband) well before they got married.

Hey, Girls, 'Modesty' Is Bullshit. Dads, You Don't Own Your Daughters. In New York City recently, a father showed up at his daughter’s school swinging, I kid you not, a chain and padlock, demanding to know who was having sexual intercourse with his daughter1.

Dads, You Don't Own Your Daughters

His daughter, fortunately, lives with her mother, and thus hopefully isn’t subjected to this sort of thing on a regular basis. Authorities were called, he was slapped with a raft of charges, and the story made the news for being such an outrageous example of “overprotective” parenting. But the story has me thinking about an issue I’ve been turning over in my head for a while. As Jessica Wakeman at the Frisky put it, “Perhaps in jail someone will explain to him that he is not in charge of his daughter’s vagina.” Padlocks and chains are for securing physical property, not daughters. Image credit: Marlon Bunday. One of the few true fights I’ve ever had with my father occurred back when I was a girl, and we were discussing tattoos. A chastity belt on display at a museum. Photo credit: ebaldy. 1. Juilan: I found this pamphlet on the floor today... The Purity Bear.

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