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PSA: Not My Tax Dollars

Posted in Legal, Medical, News, Politics and Sex, Sex Ed, Stuff to do, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2010 by Chase

From the Center for Reproductive Rights and featuring Jay Smooth, who video blogs at Ill Doctrine and has helped us out in the past with other informative videos, such as: 

A Layman’s Guide to “No Homo”

and…

How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist

Thanks Abstinence Only!

Posted in Sex Ed, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Chase

The good folks at Scarleteen have taken to Twitter to thank Abstinence-only education for all the good it’s accomplished in our lives. You can join them by posting #ThanksAbsOnly along with your own personalized message of “gratitude”. Some of my faves so far:

“#thanksabonly for giving young people the idea that sex is emotionally risky but marriage is not.”

“#thanksabonly for helping the U.S. STD rates reach record highs & syphilis make a comeback.”

“#thanksabonly for helping Texas win in both teen prgenancy & repeat teen pregnancy!”

“#thanksabonly for teaching absolutely NOTHING about sex except it’s BAD.”

“#thanksabonly for currently giving me a job undoing everything that was taught to this generation.”

What has Abstinence-only education done for you lately?

Why she escorts, brought to you by Scarleteen

Posted in Activism, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by girlonpiano

“I’m a volunteer with the clinic. We have some protesters out front who will try to shout at you. They don’t know why you’re here, but they’re going to shout at you anyway. You don’t have to listen to them. I can just walk alongside and keep myself between them and you. I’m sorry you have to deal with this today.”

Their fear is why I escort. Their gratitude is why I keep coming back.”

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Scarleteen…

Posted in Feminist Sex, Gender Issues, Medical, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by finickymuse

sex%20ed%20play“We offer Scarleteen as a better and more inclusive resource for sex information for teens than adult sexuality sites, as well as a supplement to in-home and school-based sex education. Many parents, guardians and educators have used it as a tool to initiate discussion with their teens on some of the topics addressed. Some homeschooling parents have used Scarleteen as curricula for sex education; colleges add our articles to their sexuality syllabi often. We encourage you to do the same: we think the best sex education anyone can have is not only comprehensive and accurate, but is a diverse, well-rounded education that comes from more than but one source or perspective. Ideally, we’d love to see Scarleteen as a part — not a sum — of a diverse sexuality education that comes from other places as well, such as through school sex education and discussions with parents or guardians.”  Read More