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Teaching Sexual Abstinence Through Fear, Prejudice And The Vagina Hoover

by | 28th, November 2013

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DAN Liebelson has written an article about what they teach you about abstinence. She focuses on Denver-based Shelly Donahue. She is a tutor of “WAIT Training”. WIT is supported by the State of Colorado. She quotes the Bible right off:

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;” – Isaiah 61:1-2

She tells us:

A former high school health teacher and coach, she resigned from her own classroom in 1999 and now brings her message to classrooms nation and world-wide. Shelly co-created WAIT (Why Am I Tempted?) Training, a relationship education curriculum for public schools. THis curriculum encourages students to have the “best sex” by waiting until marriage.

Guaranteed!

“When teenagers know why they should wait for sex, how they should wait for sex and when they get support for waiting, they can do it! This generation is smart. Kids play games by the rules when they know what the rules are. It’s just that no one is teaching them the rules of teen sex. I am.”

In this video, Donahue then uses Sellotape to discuss the love and possibly the elasticity of the love-making organs. Women are portrayed as weak victims in need of therapy.

 

 

“You just have to get the viable sperm close to her vagina and she turns on her little…”

 

 

…a “little Hoover vacuum” to suck it up.

 

There’s an advert.

 

 

Donahue is a speaker for the Colorado-based Center for Relationship Education, an abstinence-only education program that works with students in 42 states and has received millions in federal funds. In 2006, Donohue caused controversy at Natrona County High School, a public school in Casper, Wyoming, when she gave a religious-themed abstinence presentation. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, she asked students, “Do you get closer to your God or do you get farther away when you have sex?” (The answer she wanted: “Farther away.”) She also said that boys are “wired” to like math, science, and numbers, and girls are wired to be more feelings-oriented. She held up a bag of noodles to indicate that girls “are like spaghetti, with their feelings about parts of their lives entangled,” according to the Star-Tribune. (She told the paper“The outpouring and the positive was so much greater than this one kid’s complaint.”)

 

As ever, females are weak.

 

The group makes a claim:

PRESS RELEASE  Positive Preliminary Results for  Why Am I Tempted? WAIT TRAINING Risk Avoidance Curriculum

January 24, 2013

Positive  peer reviewed results were published in September for a popular curriculum known as WAIT (Why Am I Tempted?) Training. The  September 2012, the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, documents statistically significant evidence for the intended outcomes of behavioral intentions to not become or continue sexual activity and behavioral outcomes of reduced sexual activity, and reduction of  multiple partners  over 12 month study period. Middle schools students who participated in the program were 3 ½ times more likely to delay sexual activity and reported fewer multiple partners  one year after receiving the program in their health classes than  those students who did not participate in the program.  These initial findings showcase the intended outcome of the curriculum and warrant further research with more rigorous research designs to better understand the benefits of risk avoidance efforts over a longer time period. Parents want their children to have strong messages about the benefits of sexual  risk avoidance (abstinence)  as the best way to avoid the risks involved with early sexual debut.  “These findings support what most parents want for their children.” Explained Joneen Mackenzie RN, president /founder of the Center for Relationship Education

 

Really? Kids who turn up to seminars in WAIT are less likely to shag around? We don’t know how likely they are to be Muslim, but we imagine that figure is pretty low, too. This looks a lot like advocacy-based research.

Andy Kopsa wonders:

A 2007 Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) report studying the impact of abstinence-only programming in schools on LGBT kids found that “a significantly greater portion of students in schools that used an abstinence-only curriculum reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation and gender expression—64.8% of these students felt unsafe because of their sexual orientation compared to 57.3% of all other students.”

 

 

Abstinence is getting your dollars:

 

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Sarah Mirk notes that between 2007 and 2011, ”the teen birth rate nationwide dropped a whopping 25 percent”:

Instead of betting all its money on abstinence-only education, since 2010, reproductive health advocates pushed federal policy to instead favor “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs—meaning rigorous research has shown they’re actually effective. Or, as Katy Suellentrop of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy puts it, “The biggest policy change in teen pregnancy was in 2010 when there was a focus on using programs that work.” From 1998 to 2010, the federal government spent over a billion dollars on abstinence-only sex education. During that same time, the teen birth rates slowed, flat-lined, then actually began to increase in 2006, and then declined again. Now, the government sets aside $190 million to fund “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs like the ones working with Multnomah County’s Latino youth.

* The birth rate for 15- to 19-year-olds reached a record low of 31.3 per 1,000 in 2011,according to the CDC.

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