A must read: Rep Henry Waxman’s report on The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence- Only Education Programs finding that these curricula, meant for children and adolescents, present “false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health” (including assertions that an abortion will make you sterile and that condoms don’t protect against STDs) and stunningly outdated stereotypes about gender roles. This paragraph from the report made me whoop and then go grimly silent:
“Another curriculum lists ‘Financial Support’ as one of ‘The 5 Major Needs of Women’ and ‘Domestic Support’ as one of ‘The 5 Major Needs of Men.’ The curriculum states: Just as a woman needs to feel a man’s devotion to her, a man has a primary need to feel a woman’s admiration. To admire a man is to regard him with wonder, delight and approval. A man feels admired when his unique characteristics and talents happily amaze her.”
The spirit of Phyllis Schlafly, if you remember her. I’d worked hard to forget.
(Via Girl In the Locker Room!.)
one more example of the republican social agenda writ large into the minds of children. the waxman report is a must read for those that think ignorance is a bad thing.