Tag Archives: Abstinence-Only Education

Boston area Feministing fans: Don’t miss the Rethinking Virginity conference!

TweetNext Monday, Lori and I will be speaking at the Rethinking Virginity conference at Harvard. Hosted by Harvard University Queer Students and Allies and masterminded by Lena Chen, the subject of last week’s Feministing Five, the conference is a whole day of panels and workshops that will cover everything from the historical roots of our [...]
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Bristol Palin does not support abstinence-only

Tweet Despite the widespread media attention teen mom Bristol Palin is getting for promoting abstinence, her actual message is a lot more nuanced. Take, for example, this latest Fox News headline, Bristol Palin Sends Message of Abstinence for The Candie’s Foundation. Yet check out what Bristol actually says in the segment when asked about the [...]
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Bristol Palin: Don’t get pregnant unless you’re privileged

TweetBristol Palin has shot a new PSA for the abstinence pushing and just generally creepy Candie’s Foundation. And it is so not OK: Transcript after the jump. Even entertainment website E! Online recognizes that this add is messed up, saying the message is: “I’m privileged, so it’s OK that I got pregnant, but you’re not, [...]
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Health care reform includes $250 million in funding for abstinence-only education

Tweet That’s right. The health care reform legislation signed by President Obama last week includes a renewal of $50 million to go towards abstinence-only education every year for the next five years. Via CNN: Programs that receive this funding must “teach that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, [...]
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Successful abstinence-only education?

TweetThe media (and abstinence-only organizations) are atwitter over a study that shows abstinence-only education can delay the onset of sexual activity. Valerie Huber, Executive Director of the National Abstinence Education Association, for example, was more than a little pleased: “The core teachings of abstinence education include character building, goal-setting and exploring the emotional risks of [...]
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