Sunday, March 20, 2005

I Told You It Was All About Sex

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,10117,12610245-13762,00.html

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

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