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Originally posted by redhorse
For the record, I am a staunch advocate FOR teaching safe sex tactics in school. However...
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Saw this today:
What are you thoughts ATS? Is this imagine an appropriate comparison?
Nope. Not even sort of.
Comparing a fundamental biological drive with a HUGE postive chemical pay off (sex, for those who may be confused), to having an life threatening, generally painfull, nearly always expensive and ultimately negative accident with a motor vehicle is one of the most absurdly asinine comparisons I have ever seen.
Completely illogical, transparantly propaganda-ist, and (IMO) not even sort of funny. Any one on the opposite side of this argument doesn't even need to try to shoot holes in this; it started out as swiss cheese.
Originally posted by spinalremain
Sadly thoguh, we have many parents who simply teach their children to resist their humanity and that sex is evil and God forbids it.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by FortAnthem
The church is a patriarchy that not only oppresses women and the sexual identity of mostly anybody who isn't straight and married, but who also does really stupid stuff.
Such as the Pope going to Africa and telling them to not use Condoms cause that will make AIDS worse. If those people had listened to the church, the HIV rate would skyrocket in those areas more so than it already is.
See the problem with blindly following religion?
Originally posted by Mr Headshot
The average American teenager doesn't need to be educated about sex. They know what it is, they know what condoms are, and they know that you don't want a baby.
The problem that needs to be taken care of is the baby crazy girls. The ones who, at 16 or 17, will go to great lengths to have a baby. They just want to get pregnant. That is your problem.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Schools should teach what they are supposed to be teaching .. the basics ... Math, Reading, Science, History. They aren't doing a very good job of teaching the things that they should be, so I can't see giving them even more to screw up.
I suppose if they want to have some kind of sex education in science class ... like the basics of boy + girl = baby .. and if you don't want a baby then dont do it or 'cover it' ... then that's fine. But considering the very low test scores that the city schools here in the USA are getting .... well ..... they should spend more time on the basic things they are supposed to be teaching.
Originally posted by Misoir
The school system should have absolutely no involvement in the teaching of information regarding sex. I oppose both teaching of "safe sex" and abstinence. Neither should be taught in schools. The responsibility of teaching children about this subject should be entirely with the parents; they know their child best, what to and not to tell them, and how to best address their questions. Are we to assume parents do not know enough about sex and safety to properly educate their own children, conceived through the act?
In 5th grade I had to learn about it in my school, then again in 7th grade. The lesson in 5th grade was about your body and the coming, or current, changes. The lesson in 7th grade was about STDs. In 8th grade I became home schooled so, whatever they teach in High Schools is not of my knowing. I do not object to the teaching of the biologic side of this subject, such as the composition of the diseases, how and why particular changes to the human body occur, and things such as that. But once they cross that line, it does offend me.