Tag Archives: abstinence-only

Christian college fires employee for becoming pregnant & offers job to her boyfriend

TweetA California woman was fired after her supervisor at a San Diego Christian college asked her if she was pregnant. The sin, so to speak, was not the pregnancy itself but the fact that Teri James, 29, was not married when she conceived. This violated San Diego Christian College’s “community covenant,” signed by a not [...]
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Governor Walker repeals equal pay, bans abortion coverage, mandates abstinence

Tweet Wisconsin Governor (R-surprise!) Scott Walker is a true Renaissance Man of Asshatery. He must be commended for his hard work, consistency and brazen bigotry in targeting not just workers‘ rights, not just reproductive rights, but even pay equity! Thursday, Walker passed over 50 bills   but announced them Friday afternoon before the holiday weekend, so they [...]
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Amplify Your Voice launches video series on abstinence-only programs

TweetThis is just so bad-ass, I can hardly contain my glee. The folks at Amplify Your Voice have taken it upon themselves to put together their own web video series using Xtranormal to expose the ridiculousness of abstinence-only programs. Here is their first of hopefully many with a FTW title: “Drink the Spit.” Transcript after [...]
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Daddy I Do: Documentary on Purity Balls and Abstinence-Only Culture

TweetVia Jessica, it looks like there is a newish documentary on Purity Balls and abstinence-only programs — and lawdy, does it look compelling. It’s been screened thus far at a number of film festivals, winning a ton of awards. Let’s hope it really exposes the dangerous and shaming consequences that abstinence-only programs and purity-pushing has [...]
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Legislation introduced to end abstinence-only funding!

TweetIt’s an exciting time for anyone who thinks it’s important for young people to have access to information about sex and sexuality. Yesterday, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation that would finally end federal funding for abstinence-only programs. The Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act would strike [...]
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