tweet from Alice Dreger

Awesome professor live-tweets her kid’s abstinence sex education class

Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics, recently sat in on her kid’s abstinence-based, fear-based sex education class. She live-tweeted her incensed reactions to the teachers’ warnings that premarital sex will lead to all sorts of doom and gloom, that condoms are riddled with holes, and that you should wait until you find a girl who says “no” and put her on a pedestal. 

Some highlights:

Dreger is no longer welcome at the school. Check out the rest of her rant here and read her previous article about why we should tell kids the truth about sex — that it’s fun. Radical idea, I know.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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