Monday, August 14, 2006

Support the REAL Act . . . Please.

Moving in with your boyfriend is like . . . .

Well, that's what Pro-Knowledge.org, a part of the rampant crisis pregnancy center provider Care-Net, wants you to think. This website provides abstinence-only propaganda in place of truthful information about sex, sexuality, contraception, and STDs. Their campaign is directed at teenage girls, because everybody knows no amount of sex-ed can possibly benefit guys, even if it is false. Or maybe they just think girls are naive enough to believe it.

The possibility that this garbage is taught to our middle and high school students and the certainty that abstinence-only education causes more harm than good makes me very anxious about the future of our society. I should be thankful that this sort of thing doesn't literally scare the pants off me; that might be mistaken as an open invitation to my vagina.

To support accurate information about sex being taught in American public schools, urge your Representatives to pass the Responsible Education About Life (REAL Act). I'm proud to say that one of my state's Senators, Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), is a co-sponser of this act. Protect our youth from unintended pregnancy, STDs, and right-wing politics!

3 comments:

Drew said...

It's tempting to catch them in what looks like a patent lie. "The divorce rate for people who live together before marriage is almost 50% higher than for those who do not." Since the divorce rate is already a tad over 50%, that means nearly no couples who don't cohabitate before marriage divorce. Best yet, that statistic comes from The National Marriage Project. *eye roll* I wish they'd respect this generation enough not to lie to them.

Megan said...

All knowledge about sex comes from being born with a penis. And whatever said guy is missing, he learns from Girls Gone Wild and Playboy. So no worries there, especially if we can guilt girls into taking on their Jeebus-given role of the sex class.

Emily said...

But, Drew! We have to lie to kids! That's the only way they'll trust us!