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Monday, December 6, 2010

An Amusing Take on Abstinence-Only Education

It's no big secret that abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs are still highly prevalent in our country's schools. Children are being misinformed, misled, and pressured to pledge that their chastity and purity will remain until they are married. After reading Jessica Valenti's The Purity Myth, this growing issue became even more pressing in my mind. The tactics that educators (and even parents) are using to try to keep their kids from having sex and shocking and absurd. This video, courtesy of Amplify Your Voice (check them out, they're awesome!) shows just how ridiculous abstinence-only education is and why it needs to be changed.

There are ways that you can help get rid of abstinence-only education in our schools. Start by checking out Amplify Your Voice's wesbite (there's a link directly to it in the video) and see what they're doing to help!

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