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(Chron)   High school textbook does not list latex condoms as means of protection against STDs -- but does say you should get "plenty of rest"   (chron.com) divider line 273
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2004-06-29 11:53:58 AM  
Sex always makes me want to rest.

/off to take a nap
 
2004-06-29 12:10:54 PM  
I love it when people try to apply to doctrin of "security through obscurity" to matters of teenage sex.

Dear lord, if they knew about condoms, they might want to have sex! Those vile, tempting condoms!
 
2004-06-29 12:19:09 PM  
"abstinence-only for teens is "very much in keeping with policies from the White House"

my farkin head hurts. No more reading for me today.
 
2004-06-29 12:24:01 PM  
Our children is learning.
 
2004-06-29 12:28:06 PM  
...before I looked I knew this had to be in Texass.
 
2004-06-29 01:14:02 PM  
There is zero evidence abstinence-only education works and a whale of evidence that it fails.

Abstinence-only is the mandate coming from the White House, which is interesting, because only 18% of Americans believe abstinence-only education is appropriate for teaching in our schools. (Kaiser Family Foundation/ABC Television, Sex in the 90s: 1998 National Survey of Americans on Sex and Sexual Health) 80% of Americans support teaching abstinence combined with contraceptive use.

The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics roundly reject abstinence-only education in favour of comprehensive sexual health programmes.

Why, then, is federal money tied to abstinence-only education?

Oh... right.
 
2004-06-29 01:14:33 PM  
why cant the smart people of the world be in charge for once?
just give the "common sense" crowd the reign as leaders of all the worlds nations for 4 years

Idiot1: if we tell teens not to have sex they won't! that way they can't get pregnant or contract diseases
Idiot2: perfect, we'll call it "security through obscurity"
Average person: what happens when they do go to have sex? because you have to weight all possibilities
Idiots: -silence-
 
2004-06-29 01:18:03 PM  
Shouldn't there be a Texas tag?
 
2004-06-29 02:22:55 PM  
Yes. Get lots of rest. On your back, girls.

For exercise, you can try putting your legs in the air.
 
2004-06-29 02:27:43 PM  
The Texas Eagle Forum can suck it. They're making us look like Kansas. Or even Georgia, Jeebus forbid.
 
2004-06-29 03:50:09 PM  
Unfreakable
hehehehhehe that was funny.

No, really...after attending Catholic school for 7 years, and their sex education classes of "no sex until you're married"....no one was really suprised when girls showed up to graduation pregnant and the guys showed up with STDs.
 
2004-06-29 04:10:05 PM  
Bush supports something stupid? That's unpossible.

It's amazing how much pull these religious nitwits get in the public school system. If they don't want their kids to know what a condom is, let them go form Amish clans somewhere. Make them give up all those other "evil" things science has forced on them, like TV and SUV's, etc. too.
 
2004-06-29 04:16:17 PM  
inthe80s
no no, religious people LOVE their TVs...so they can watch the 700 Club. And we all know how much these religious soccer moms love their SUVs too.
 
2004-06-29 04:45:02 PM  
Abstinence-only education is one of the worst ideas of all time. WORST.
 
2004-06-29 06:35:13 PM  
let me guess...religious people are involved.
 
2004-06-29 06:35:49 PM  
For some unlucky students abstinence is not only the education, but the reality. Poor band geeks.
 
2004-06-29 06:36:40 PM  
Telling kids over and over not to have sex is like telling someone not to press the red button. They always do.

Same goes for the D.A.R.E. program. I never wanted to try drugs until a D.A.R.E. officer showed my 5th grade class a nice glass bowl piece.

/started smoking in 6th grade
 
2004-06-29 06:37:03 PM  
People,

THIS is what happens when we let Bush run the country.
 
2004-06-29 06:37:10 PM  
Honestly...I think sex-ed can work, but only to a degree. You cannot stop teens from having sex...but, I think you can get them to be more careful. However, When a chick is pulling down her panties to have sex with me...long-term ramifications arent really my mind....just ramificating her....
 
2004-06-29 06:37:58 PM  
It's time to give Dubya and his fundamentalist backers a rest from the Presidency.

Let's try four years of rest starting Jabuarty 20th, and see how that goes.
 
2004-06-29 06:38:37 PM  
God only punishes the wicked. And he knows you've been wicked if you're happy. So for the sake of your soul, don't enjoy anything! Girls, as long as you don't enjoy sex, God won't punish you.

How do you not enjoy sex, you ask?

Don't worry. I'll show you.
 
2004-06-29 06:38:39 PM  
For some unlucky students abstinence is not only the education, but the reality. Poor band geeks.

Hey, at least the chicks are getting some hot flute action.


/yes, yes, I know, 1999 called, etc. etc.
 
2004-06-29 06:40:08 PM  
Is "duck and cover" on the list, too?
 
2004-06-29 06:41:00 PM  
She's comin' right for us!
 
2004-06-29 06:41:42 PM  
religion makes people stupid
 
2004-06-29 06:43:01 PM  
Actually, I think stupid people make religion...
 
2004-06-29 06:44:04 PM  
Jeff Jones>>>>>good point...it has a nice ying to the yang effect...
 
2004-06-29 06:44:14 PM  
According to the book, tampons are wicked sinful too.
 
2004-06-29 06:45:13 PM  
ya know, Guiness I didn't lose my virginity until after I quit band. Never thought of it that way before.
 
2004-06-29 06:46:21 PM  
Hmm, cutlip98 and JeffJones...

Religion makes people stupid.
Stupid people make religion.
Religion makes stupid people.
People make stupid religion.
Makes people stupid, religion.
Stupid, religion makes people.
People make religion stupid.

Works just about equally good in any combination.
 
2004-06-29 06:47:16 PM  
Leave no uneducated, HIV infected teenage mother behind.
 
2004-06-29 06:49:33 PM  
What Bush and other absitnence-only nutcases want you to know is that Texas, the flag-bearer for abstinence only education, has a teen pregnancy rate very close to that of third-world countries such as Azerbijan, Somalia, and Kazhakstan.
 
2004-06-29 06:50:11 PM  
I was watching that crazy ass show on the Oxygen network with that old woman who gives sex advice, and some of the people calling in were SCARING me with the ignorance of their issues and/or questions. Put that together with these textbooks and you've got a lot of dumbasses out there having sex and breeding more dumbasses. Dumbasses that will probably end up on welfare.

I'm tempted to turn this into another welfare flamewar, but I won't.
 
2004-06-29 06:50:22 PM  
Sadly, it is economically impossible to individually cater to various schools when making textbooks. So, the major companies must try to please everyone, especially in the larger states. Simply put, this leads to these companies having to pacify the heavy religious right element in Texas and also the overly sterilized and politically correct view popular in California.

These books are devoid of reason, academic honesty, and truth.
 
2004-06-29 06:51:17 PM  
What Bush an other abstinence-only nutcases don't want you to know

/I dunno, works either way.
 
2004-06-29 06:53:04 PM  
*sigh*
 
2004-06-29 06:53:05 PM  
Note to self: enroll daughter in band when she hits Jr. High.
 
2004-06-29 06:53:34 PM  
orthogonal

Does Jabutary come after Smarch?

/lousy smarch weather
 
2004-06-29 06:54:03 PM  
Bible-thumpers have way too much influence in this here country.
 
2004-06-29 06:54:06 PM  
BTW, I don't think it is necessary to point out the Western Europe has extremely comprehensive sex education, freely passes out condoms to teens (and everyone else, for that matter), and has a view on abortion that would be labeled as extremist here in America.

But what may be necessary to point out that the teens in Western Europe have sex later than their American counterparts, have fewer partners, have 5-10% of the American teen pregnancy rate, and 5-10% of the teen abortion rate (despite the fact that Abortions are free.)
 
2004-06-29 06:55:08 PM  
I wonder when Mister Bush lost his virginity.

"Do as I say, not as I do."
 
2004-06-29 06:55:24 PM  
The way things are going, we should be grateful public schools get any books at all anymore.

"If you can't afford your own child's education, your children don't deserve to be educated. I certainly don't want my hard earned dollars going toward educating some kid I don't know, especially when that kid probably isn't a white protestant or a sufficiently conservative catholic."
---nobody actually said this, but you know there are plenty of folks thinking it
 
2004-06-29 06:56:15 PM  
And furthermore, I think the true problem is parents not having the balls to talk abou or naively avoiding the subject of sex and protection. If a kid is depending solely on a textbook for sex ed, I feel sorry for that kid.

My parents told me NOTHING. My dad tried in his best way ("If they want to do something you don't, you don't have to do it!" and other vague statements like that in a desperate clutch as I was on my way out the door for a date) and my mother just avoided the subject entirely. I guess she thought I'd just stay a virgin till I was married, out of principle, like her. Whoops!
 
2004-06-29 06:56:32 PM  
Condoms are a great way to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STDs...

...because it's impossible to ejaculate in the damned things, so there's no change of leakage if it breaks.

/ultra-pleasure my ass...no, that's not an invitation. Back! Back! Stay away from my ass.
 
2004-06-29 06:57:13 PM  
anrwlias

I love it when people try to apply to doctrin of "security through obscurity" to matters of teenage sex.

Dear lord, if they knew about condoms, they might want to have sex! Those vile, tempting condoms!


I know nothing gets me horny like the thought of shrink wrapping my hog.
 
2004-06-29 06:57:47 PM  
i wish they would make up their mind. First they tell us not to have sex. Then they try to outlaw porn.
/eyeballs scalpel?
 
2004-06-29 06:58:55 PM  
She said that abstinence-only for teens is "very much in keeping with policies from the White House, as well as policies that are wanted by parents."

It's not about what you want, it's about what they need.
 
2004-06-29 07:00:57 PM  
Notice the conservative Farkers will show up en masse in all kinds of threads but are nowhere to be found in this one. They can't possibly rationalize President Bush on this one.
 
2004-06-29 07:01:21 PM  
Diane Ravitch has a great book on this subject callled "The Language Police"...shows how both liberals and conservatives stand in the way of kids learning the facts.
 
2004-06-29 07:01:31 PM  
And what the hell: "policies from the White House"?

Insert "Having solved all other problems..." line here
 
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