Um, What? School Bans Sex Ed Instructor For Talking About Virginity. Take a Listen...
Outrage has struck a sleepy little upstate New York community. Apparently, during a high school class, a sex ed instructor used chewing gum to symbolize how some kids treat having sex. It certainly wasn't a disturbing as Bill Nye's idea of a sex talk (see New Bill Nye Video Compares Sexuality to Ice Cream. But You're Anti-Science...). But it has certain panties in a twist nonetheless. Here, have a listen.
"We're not saying that sex is like chewing gum or that someone who has sex is like a piece of chewed gum. We're just saying that as casually as I just treated this is how some people treat sex. And, you know what? It really is a big deal, and truly, you can only give your virginity away once."
Yeah, some people don't take sex seriously. No shock there (see 'Digisexual' Robo-Lovers Take Loserdom to a Whole New Level...). Anyone who has had sex before can tell you that. The instructor wasn't saying "stay chaste or I condemn thee in the name of Jesus!" Just that maybe kids should consider the fact that one's virginity can only be lost once. It can be a emotional milestone with a big impact on a person. Just something to keep in mind.
Common sense, right? Not according to the mother of the girl who recorded the video.
"These lessons are not only dated, but biased and harmful to students and their sense of well-being,"
"If you lose your virginity you're not a chewed piece of gum."
Did she miss the part where the instructor specifically said that's not what she meant? Also, lady, it's an analogy.
But forget it, mom is rolling.
"Shame-based sex education shuts down discussions of sexual violence, consent, healthy sexuality and safe sex before they can even start, while planting the little seeds that reinforce gender stereotypes about female passivity and male aggressiveness. In other words, teaching that men can treat women without respect -- like a chewed piece of gum."
Ok, now the parent is just being a partisan hack. And again, the instructor specifically pointed out that SHE. IS. NOT. COMPARING. SEX. TO. GUM.
But the mom beast got what she wanted, because the school district won't be using this instructor any more. Thou shall not teach children to value sexual responsibility!
Heaven forbid kids hear about maybe considering they should take a cold shower, or go on a few dates first. I'm sure Planned Parenthood is dancing on baby graves at this news (see SEXUALIZE THEM YOUNG! Planned Parenthood Now Encourages Sex Talk for Toddlers).
Speaking of PP: