Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Screw the kids - Let's make money!

1 in 4 teenaged girls in the States infected with an STD.

“High STD rates among young women . . . are clear signs that we must continue developing ways to reach those most at risk,” We've got to pummel them with more videos that promote casual sex. We have to inundate them with movies that make risky sex seem cool. Monogamous relationships or the use of condoms must never be shown as the norm in movies. We’ve got to produce more and more songs and confront our kids with magazine covers that make them think that if they aren’t in a sexual relationship there is something wrong with them. And by all means our teens must not hear an abstinence message because that smacks of religion and religion is too confining and stifling; far more stifling than cancer or infertility or giving one’s child HIV, or having the feeling of being used and abused. With only 25% infected and only 40% sexually active, we have to do more to reach this age group because we could be making way, way more money off their bodies than is currently the case.

1 comment:

G-man said...

Fortunately we have learned that "In 2007, a study ordered by Congress found that middle school students who took part in abstinence-only sex education programs were just as likely to have sex in their teenage years as those who did not,"

And that there is "'no evidence' that abstinence-only sex education programs 'reduce risky sexual behaviours, incidence of sexually transmitted infections, or pregnancy.'"

Maybe the more comfortable people become with talking about sex, the more they will learn about the risks.