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Monday, October 08, 2007

Government to the rescue: don't talk about sex with your kids

It would be hilarious if it wasn't sad. The government run website 4parents.gov is running an add to suggest that parents talk to their kids about not having sex. Of course, we all know by now that abstinence only education doesn't work. Sexuality education is the only area of education where the official policy is to keep students ignorant.

Now we can safely extend that ignorance into the homes. Heaven forbid that parents would actually teach their children about sex. No, the government says, parents should just tell their kids not to have sex until they are married.

The estimated median age at first marriage (MAFM) in the United States for 2000-2003 was 27 and 25 years old for men and women respectively. According to the US census. How many 25 year old virgins can there be in the country? Come to think of it, we are a war mongering nation.

And of course, there are those who don't want to or cannot get married. But parents, don't even talk to them.


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