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Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:11 AM

Texas School District Sex Education Compares Non-Virgins To Chewed Gum





A Texas school district is apparently teaching sexual education in the worst way possible: by trying to shame students into staying virgins until marriage.

Sexual health advocate Katie Gustainis Vela recently obtained what appears to be an instructional worksheet meant for teachers who lecture on sex ed. Vela tweeted a photo of the worksheet -- which likens people who have premarital sex to pieces of chewed gum or used toothbrushes -- and indicated that it is used in the Canyon Independent School District. (According to ThinkProgress, Vela currently lives in Boston but used to reside in Canyon.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/08/texas-virgins-chewed-gum_n_4241610.html

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ismnotwasm Nov 2013 OP
redstatebluegirl Nov 2013 #1
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2013 #2
boston bean Nov 2013 #3
GeoWilliam750 Nov 2013 #4
mercuryblues Nov 2013 #5
gollygee Nov 2013 #6
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:28 AM

1. So does this apply to Male's as well?

Another way for Texas Republicans to marginalize women.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:27 PM

2. when are these people going to get over themselves, already? enough is enough.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 12:50 PM

3. New v. Used! Wtf!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2013, 09:13 PM

4. It always seems

To be about maintaining complete control of the vehicle for potential propagation of a man's DNA.

I can never understand why men do not want women to have complete and informed control over their bodies, or how anyone can hate so much? (I cannot see a desire to control as a form of love.)
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For better or worse, in the past, as a previously powerless group obtains some access to rights and some small grasp on power, there is a backlash, and we can only hope that this sort of thing is just the death throes of misogyny (although I fear not).

Fortunately, the power of intelligent and assertive women continues to rise, and will for some time. Just looking at education, the percentage of women as college graduates (and holders of masters' degrees and Phds?) is more than 50% and rising. It is only a matter of time until women will be the large - if not dominant - force in society, whilst more men simply spiral downward into oblivion.

Intelligence, education, focus, hard work, and a steady assertiveness for one's rights will win the goals in the end. The path is clear, and as a society, we must not stray from it.

Time is on the side of women - and women must persevere - for all of our sakes.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:35 PM

5. Again

I will quote Elizabeth Smart:

Smart said she "felt so dirty and so filthy" after she was raped by her captor, and she understands why someone wouldn't run "because of that alone."
Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking forum, saying she was raised in a religious household and recalled a school teacher who spoke once about abstinence and compared sex to chewing gum.

"I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I'm that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.' And that's how easy it is to feel like you no longer have worth, you no longer have value,"
Smart said. "Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value."


I really don't think this analogy is used to make girls feel bad. Not when it has so clearly been said that this teaching has one result. It keeps battered, abused, raped women from standing up. It helps only the abuser to continue. It was what kept Smart from trying to escape, she felt she was nothing more than a chewed up piece of gum.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:20 PM

6. On my list of things

that would make me homeschool.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 11:05 PM

7. Fundy Christians, deep down, consider human life disposable. The "pro-life" thing is just a front.

I figure it has something to do with the Calvinist thing where humans are naturally depraved and filthy, and the next life is the only hope (and even then for a minority).

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