Posts Tagged ‘Abstinence’

Vince Gray on Abstinence in Sex Ed

In the second part of its HIV/AIDS interview with D.C. Mayoral candidate Vince Gray, The Examiner quizzed Gray on needle-exchange programs, sex education in schools, and funding for fighting the epidemic. On the schools front, Candace Montague asks if the candidate will support "a culturally sensitive, age appropriate sex education program that includes discussions [...]

University Sex Columns, Reviewed: The Sex Issue! Edition

The battle for ideological dominance in our nation’s capital’s collegiate sex columns continues. Are our local campus columnists on the forefront of radical sex writing, or are they bringing back the good old days of automatically capitulating to the boner pressing against your back?
This week in college sex columns, [...]

College Sex Columnist On Masturbation, Money Shots, and Scandalized Grandmothers

This year, the University of Mary Washington's student newspaper, The Bullet, crowned a new sex columnist for its long-running sex column, "Sexclamations." Since taking the helm, 19-year-old freshman Erin Hill has tackled such campus-ready topics as female masturbation, representation in pornography, and pubic hair choices (an area of particular Sexist interest).
Over the past couple of [...]

Rock The Vote Says Teen Abstinence, Transphobia Will Win Health Care Reform

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A new initiative from youth voting campaign Rock the Vote is encouraging young people to "hold out for health care" by refusing to have sex with people who don't support health care reform. In a strange turn of events, I'm with FOX News on this one: This sucks.

Patience Is A (Feminist) Virtue

Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can
Seldom found in woman, never found in man.
We often hear that "patience is a virtue." It's the second half of the sentiment largely goes unspoken: Patience is a virtue for women. What is patience, exactly? In Helper By Design, Elyse Fitzpatrick's guide to submitting to your man [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: OMG THE SIDE HUG IS SATIRE Edition

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Last week, we examined the Christian Side-Hug, an advanced chastity maintenance mechanism which allows people to hug one other without the fear of primary or secondary sex characteristics accidentally touching. The side-hug has been around since Mary wasn't full-frontaling Joseph, but Christian groups have only recently turned to aggressively marketing the move to youth in [...]

The Top 5 Abstinence-Only Music Videos

If the Christian Side-Hug has taught us anything, it's that Christians and non-Christians alike can be united by the power of song. Sure, we may not be able to agree on what satire means, or  the reality of the side-hug, or whether or not the side-hug rap is the Modest Proposal of the new millenium. [...]

The Christian Side-Hug: “Front Hugs Be Too Sinful”

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Attention, Christian kids: If you like not having sex, not speaking the Lord's name in vain, and not being gay, then you'll love the newest trend in policing typical adolescent behaviors in the name of God. It's called the The Christian Side-Hug, and it's here to help the devout avoid the temptation of full frontal [...]

Sarah Palin And the “Hypocrisy” Trap

It is a simple formula for both comedy and political commentary:
Take a public figure (Sarah Palin) who holds disagreeable views (abstinence-only education). Zero in on an aspect of her personal life counter to those views (her own teen daughter, Bristol Palin, becoming pregnant). Reveal the comedic irony and/or hypocrisy of the public/private contrast. Repeat ad [...]

“Hide The Salami” Headline Of the Day

Over at Reproductive Health Reality Check, Wendy Norris writes of one possible scenario that could result from Obama's proposed cut of abstinence-only funding: Some Republican will fuck it up. She titles her piece appropriately:

Abstinence-Only Funding Not Dead if Congress Plays "Hide-the-Salami" Again

Norris then proceeds to shower her analysis with a slew of sex puns. Count [...]

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