Saturday, February 21, 2015

Engaged in a Shoe Activity

This is a little quiz in three parts. 

You ready? 

Part One: 

The federal government has invested more than $1.5 billion in state and federal dollars since 1997 into prescriptive abstinence-only programs.

Part Two:

"Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world." Karl Kraus

Part Three:

"Abstinence only leads to all education from porn." Cindy Gallop

Did you notice a pattern? 

Hmmmm . . . 

Mississippi’s sex education law prevents teaching condom use. One teacher’s response: 

More than STD’s and pregnancy, there is a fundamental issue with equating sexual behavior with value, particularly female value.

Elizabeth Smart, who at 14, was kidnapped, raped and stayed with her kidnapper for 9 months, discussed the consequences of abstinence only education. She recalled a specific lesson comparing sexual activity to chewing gum. 

A Sunday School lesson I also remember.

"After that first rape, I felt crushed. Who could want me now? I felt so dirty and so filthy. I understand so easily all too well why someone wouldn’t run because of that alone. . . 

I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.’ And that’s how easily it is to feel like you no longer have worth, you no longer have value... 

Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value."

Well said and not said nearly enough to the people who need to hear it. 


Wendy McPitts said...

I love the "How to Put on a Sock" video! How cool is he?!

March Matron said...

I LOVE it when, to do a good job in your chosen profession, you have to circumvent the government.