All Blog Posts Tagged 'abstinence' (9)

Abstinence: The Real No Intelligence Allowed

(Cross-posted from my wordpress blog. Originally posted on January 17, 2010.)



I stole the title of an awful movie for an equally awful concept.



The previous Monday began my first day of high school abstinence... I can barely bring myself to call it "education." That would imply that the program is somehow deserving of being called education, that it somehow teaches something. I think I'll just have to…
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Added by Piper on June 4, 2010 at 9:44pm — 12 Comments

Review: The Education of Shelby Knox

Awhile back I watched a documentary titled: The Education of Shelby Knox. The documentary is about a teenaged girl’s attempt to bring comprehensive sex education to the fundamentalist controlled city of Lubbock, Texas.



Shelby Knox is a Christian. Her whole family is Christian and the film portrays the city as being almost entirely fundamentalist Christian. Throughout the film, she starts to have doubts about her religion as she continues to push for comprehensive sex education in her… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 14, 2010 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

Review: The Education of Shelby Knox

Over the weekend I watched a documentary titled: The Education of Shelby Knox. The documentary is about a teenaged girl’s attempt to bring comprehensive sex education to the fundamentalist controlled city of Lubbock, Texas.

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Added by Staks Rosch on March 2, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments

The truth at last -- size matters!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8516654.stm ; "Men Need Better Fitting Condoms"



This article from BBC points out on of my pet peeves. And highlights what I think is lacking in sex education. My two sons were fortunate to go through a school system that provided comprehensive sex ed, however, their education was not as comprehensive as it should have been. When it came time to talk about birth control it was condoms,… Continue

Added by Cecilia on February 16, 2010 at 9:21am — 2 Comments

Book burning you wouldn't believe

I wish more of you spoke spanish or that I wasn't so pissed so I could translate this for you. I will tell you however what the main point is.



A few weeks ago I read about some news about the biology book for secondary school (for kids around 12 years of age) published not by the national regulatory secretariat in Mexico (SEP, Secretaría de Educación Pública) but by the state of Guanajuato.



The argument this office had —and they were proud of it— was that… Continue

Added by Eduardo on October 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

What you don't know won't hurt you: Abstinence Only Education

George didn’t believe in driver’s education, he didn’t want to have anything to do with it.



Never mind how he learned to drive, his biggest fear was that his children would get hurt if they learned too much about it in advance, but he knew his children would one day drive a car when they reached the legal age.



Until then, he decided, his children would be allowed nowhere near his car or even see the keys, and especially not one of those rules-of-the-road books, that would… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on May 23, 2009 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

science says: abstinence-only education is a public health hazard

On his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI declared that traditional Church teachings are the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of STIs. So I decided to take a look at what science has to say about it and found that not only is traditional abstinence-only education an abject failure (ex: 82% of virginity pledgers deny their pledge later and have just one less partner than non-pledgers), it's also dangerous to the public at large. (… Continue

Added by Greg F. on March 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Sexual Control in Religion

Why is sexual control so important in most major religions? This is the subject of my next two videos. I just put up part 7 today and will get part 8 up soon. Sexual control is important to religions NOT to help people to control sex but to put them in a double bind - caught between powerful biological drives and teachings that appear to oppose those same drives. Sexual guilt must be taught/learned. There are cultures where sexual guilt is not experienced or is a very minor part. Food control,… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on March 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Marketing Christian Teen Sex

There is a significant subset of Christians who somehow find great comfort in products stamped with a "Christian" label. While they proclaim the rejection of "worldly ways" they often adopt them by dressing up inferior knock off products in Christian god talk language and act as if that somehow provides value and morals. They feel they get automatic points for using a PrayStation instead of PlayStation, taking Scripture Mints instead of Altoids, or starting a collection of Holy Bears instead of… Continue

Added by Russ on October 11, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

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