no sex b4 mawwiage
you know, I've been wondering when it would occur to the Bush administration that teaching teens to abstain from sex seems a bit shortsighted, given that in a few years, most will turn eighteen and be legally allowed into sex shops and porn stores, or maybe even go to college and discover condoms and sex-ed and free little packets of lube. teenagers may be taught to avoid (straight, vaginal) sex, but what about young adults?
ah, have no fear! the government is watching out for all young people, not just teens. according to USA Today, the federal government has allocated $50 million to programs that advocate abstinence for unmarried people up to 29 years of age.
but here's the clincher: "...Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families at the Department of Health and Human Services, said the revision is aimed at 19- to 29-year-olds because more unmarried women in that age group are having children." that's right, not just unmarried people, but unmarried women. because really, unmarried women just shouldn't be having sex.
if this doesn't further illustrate the right wing's opposition to young women having and enjoying sex and sexuality, i can't imagine what will.