Posts tagged "abstinence only education"

Purity Obsessed Parents Lose Their Everloving Shit At Meeting On Optional Sex-Ed Class

A meeting on comprehensive sex-ed in Omaha descended into violence and chaos.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Therese Shechter, Director Of “How To Lose Your Virginity”

Maybe you became sexually active a long time ago. Or sex doesn’t really interest you. Or you’ve done a couple sexual activities but are taking it slowly. No matter who…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

Kansas School Removes Sex Ed Poster Because It’s About Sex

Incredible news, everyone! A “concerned parent” in Kansas just discovered something groundbreaking: if you hide the suggestion of sexual activity from 13-year-olds entirely, it will prevent them from engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

10 Things Everyone Should Learn In Sex Ed

Hold onto your pearls, pearl-clutchers. Oklahoma’s Tulsa School District has just announced plans to implement an unprecedented sex education policy. Cities like Boston,  NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles are already teaching…

Phylisa Wisdom | September 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

MTV Orders Up Reality Show About Virgins

There’ve been teen moms. There’ve been “guidos.”  There’ve been rednecks. The next cultural subgroup to get the MTV reality show treatment are a little more, well, innocent: virgins. The hour-long…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Elizabeth Smart Felt Like “Chewed Up Piece Of Gum” After Rapes

“I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.’ And that’s how easy it is to feel…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Arkansas State Senate Passes Bill To Defund Sex Education

Abortion foes in the Arkansas State Senate passed a bill yesterday to ban certain funding grants to Planned Parenthood.  The chosen grants heading to the chopping block?  Sex education. Which…

Sarah Gray | April 10, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: More Than Half Of Young Adults Misinformed About Birth Control

Here’s a depressing statistic: 60 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds may not understand how to properly use birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to a new study of 1,800…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Tennessee Sex Ed Bill Warns Against Hand-Holding & Other “Gateway Sexual Activity” On The Road To Slutdom

There’s a point where abstinence-only sex education becomes not just ineffectual and wasteful, but actually funny.  And that point is in a Tennessee bill that will require teachers to preach…

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Jamie Lynn Spears Was “Really Scared” To Ask For Birth Control Before She Got Pregnant

“I had been on a Nickelodeon show, ‘Zoey 101,’ and after we wrapped shooting, I just wanted to go home to Louisiana and finish high school, be a cheerleader, all that.

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2012 - 9:20 am

Praise Be! Nicki Minaj Gets “Super Grace,” A Pro-Abstinence Parody

Here’s something we didn’t expect: a pro-abstinence Nicki Minaj parody called “Super Grace”! It’s based on “Super Bass” and the Bible, and Jesus Christ himself gets thanked in the comments.

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2012 - 3:20 pm

How Bristol Palin Gave Her V-Card To Levi Johnston

Bristol Palin lost her virginity to Levi Johnston drunk on wine coolers, according to her new memoir. The pro-abstinence advocate first slept with the Playgirl model in a tent while…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2011 - 10:20 am

Today’s Lady News: UK Politicians Support Girls-Only Abstinence Education

Politicians in the UK advanced a bill that would require British girls — yes, only the girls — to receive additional sex education that emphasizes the benefits of abstinence. This…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm