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Muslims join Paris protest against gender equality drive in schools

Tens of thousands of supporters of the conservative “Manif pour Tous” movement gathered in Paris on Sunday to protest against gender equality teaching in schools and fertility treatment for same-sex couples. Sunday’s march included a prominent Muslim contribution in a protest movement, originally opposed to gay marriage legislation that was…

Record HIV rate spurs Florida district to adopt sex ed program for schools

Broward County, FL announced this week that it is expanding its sex ed requirements for students to include information about HIV and AIDS and how to prevent them. According to Think Progress, the county has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the nation, reflecting a national trend…

States with ‘abstinence-only’ sex ed programs rank highest in teen pregnancies

A study has shown that while the U.S. is currently enjoying a steady decline in the number of teen pregnancies, states with sex ed and health classes that stress “abstinence-only” education rank the highest in the numbers of underage pregnancies, according to a post at Think Progress. The current rate…

People are still afraid to say “go for it”

M. LeBlanc linked kind of baffling but thoroughly interesting screed that Roger Ebert wrote about youthful sexuality.* The point he’s stabbing at seems a little obscure—he’s annoyed at hypocrisy, thinks sex is great for young people to get into, wishes that he hadn’t grown up with prudish prejudices, and wants…

Common ground and the dangers of assuming good faith on the part of those who don’t have it

I can imagine that people like Will Saletan, who sincerely want to believe that there’s a possibility of separating “pro-life” opposition to abortion from “pro-life” opposition to contraception and sex education, might actually be shocked at this news that should shock no one who admits that anti-choicers are and have…

Who Is Your Daddy And What Does He Do?

Linda Chavez goes back to the allegation that Barack Obama wanted your five year olds to learn about double-ended dildos and plumbs it for all that it’s worth. You’ll remember the first time this popped up, our intrepid Man-Boy Detective discovered a very sordid underbelly: a bill primarily about changing…

Abstinence-only vs. comprehensive sex education

With McCain hitting Barack Obama on comprehensive sex education, I thought this would be a perfect time to highlight one of the first 4 videos Marc and I are doing for RH Reality Check. This one is on the comprehensive sex education vs. what McCain/Palin prefer—abstinence-only. This one was fun,…

Frame-up

This has to be a quick one, since I’m on my way out the door, but I just wanted to note how annoying it is that the media is buying into the frame that the Democratic abortion plank is somehow demonstrating a step backwards on choice. Reduction of the number…

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