One Utah program makes students choose to promise to uphold several flawed statements on abstinence. I would love to believe that the students would be brave enough to challenge what’s written on the page, but just in case, I decided to explain why some of the most outrageous statements just don’t make sense.
A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.
One university student CPAC attendee said that there is definitely “a culture of a bunch of creepy guys” at the conference—young guys, he clarified. “Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him.”
Susan Patton may be the only person in the history of the world to get a book deal by being a crank who writes nutty letters to the editor. Her viral letter telling young women to get married in college is now being turned into a book, but that doesn’t make her “advice” any less nutty.
Why would the Obama administration support such restrictions, which not only put the health and lives of young women at risk, but also further disable young women from taking control of our sexuality?
Marco Rubio said the Heritage Foundation’s work on immigration is “not a legitimate study.” He’s right. The author of the study, Robert Rector, has a long history of producing studies of questionable legitimacy.
Purity balls aren’t as widespread a phenomenon as first assumed, but that doesn’t mean the problem with the idea of “purity” isn’t an issue. Purity pledges and purity rings still abound in large numbers, and the smuggle ideas that are bad for people’s mental and physical health.
Utah State Senator Stuart Reid (R-Ogden) is proposing legislation that would offer sexuality education to parents and then allow parents to choose whether their children receive similar education in school. Before you start applauding know that his ultimate goal is to see more young people “opted out” of sexuality education in Utah schools.
Federally funded crisis pregnancy centers bring mazes, game shows, and questionable health information to teens.
A closer look at Heritage Keepers. This ridiculous program that was just given the Obama administration’s seal of approval is clearly designed to promote marriage rather than educate young people or prevent pregnancy for that matter.