What connects all these stories? Femiphobia, obsession with sex, return to the Calvinist Puritan "ethics", the negative effects of same, and the completely wrong-headed way to deal with it. First, A Repub Texas legislator gets a hard-on at a football game:
Legislation Targets Gyrating Cheerleaders
Teen cheerleaders under sex ban
Local Cheerleaders React to Possible Law
We knew all along that abstinence-only programs do not work and actually make things worse. Now here are some hard data, and various ways media spins them:
Teen Pledges Barely Cut STD Rates, Study Says
Teenagers who take virginity pledges -- public declarations to abstain from sex -- are almost as likely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease as those who never made the pledge, an eight-year study released yesterday found.
US ; Bush pushes sexual abstinence for teens despite data:
Senate Rejects Birth Control and Other Proposals to Reduce the Need for Abortion
New face of abuse: one in five girls hit by boyfriend
Relax, your kids probably aren't having sex
Concerned parents give The Talk about oral sex, too
Child-abuse bill worries critics
Montgomery Parents View Sex-Ed Video
The media: How is it influencing males?
Indecency is in the Air
Abstain From Danger
Pinch Me Films Puts Teenagers’ Reality Back into "Reality Programming"
Teens, contraception and parental consent
The right doesn't just want fewer abortions