Posted by: fireweaver | December 19, 2007


from an article concerning a now 2 year old legal boo-boo that’s screwed plenty of college women out of birth control pills (having had access to affordable meds in college certainly saved my ass), i stumbled across this report on the factual accuracy of the super conservative sex ed programs being funded of late. now, i’m sure we can all imagine the problems inherent in letting your politco-religious affiliations determine your version of scientific *fact*, but apparently, someone set out to see just exactly what flavor those problems were. go ahead, skim it if you like, and then get really ill with me considering that a)these programs don’t work for crap and b)apparently the brilliant feds have dumped an f’ing billion dollars into this particular trough of horsecrap.  the obvious has already been said – considering that the ONLY mention of birth control methods allowable for programs receiving this type of federal funding is to point out failure rates, there’s wacky crap flying all over – the medical inaccuracy alone is plenty eyebrow-raising.  ditto for the obvious neanderthality about gender roles contained within (boys like to accomplish stuff and girls just want to be liked).

but you know what else strikes me?  apparently uber-conservatives are a pack of pretty misandrist bastards.  for all that feminists get stereotyped in as axe-grinding man-haters, wow, the real hate is coming from the right end of the political spectrum.

if only i’d been in one of these abstinence-only classes, i would have learned that “occasional suggestions and assistance may be alright, but too much of it will lessen a man’s confidence or even turn him away from his princess.”  clearly, males are insecure and need to be constantly reassured of their superiority.  this sparkling gem also would have been mine: “a male is usually less discriminating about those to whom he is sexually attracted; women usually have greater intuitive awareness of how to develop a loving relationship.”  huh, apparently the male creatures i know should all be slavering pig-dogs who’ll tap anything that moves…i guess i’ll be informing all my gentle-natured cuddly guy friends of this fact post-haste.

it’d all be hilarious if only my tax dollars weren’t paying for it.  sigh.


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