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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:54 PM
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Your tax dollars at work: America's new "Abstinence clown"
Edited on Sat May-02-09 03:57 PM by Bluebear
Watch and shudder:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrGJ7znp7Hc

And remember, YOU are paying for this.

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his is sex education? Further, this is sex education that our tax dollars should go to?

As SEICUS has documented, Deltanos performances are full of messages of fear and shame, misleading statistics, and biased views of gender stereotypes that arent doing students any good at all.



One of the most common themes among his performances is that students are stupid fools who arent responsible enough to make their own decisions. He commonly states Talking about safe sex is like telling a 5-year-old not to eat any cookies, adding heres a jar, have a napkin. In other words, young people are too stupid to learn about safe sex without immediately thinking that they should have sex in response to this.

Deltano also insults the intelligence of young women by discouraging the use of birth control pills. He refers to oral contraception as the wheely thingy and suggests that they are too complicated for young women too use properly.

And then there is the distortion of facts about condoms that he uses to discourage their use among students. He commonly says that condoms have a 10-30% failure rate. What he fails to mention is that the CDC says that when condoms are used correctly they are highly effective at preventing HIV. The FDA also says that when condoms are used correctly, they are 97% effective at preventing pregnancies. But Deltano has no problem intentionally deceiving students on this matter.

Deltano also encourages the gender stereotypes of young women as disinterested in sex and only caring about being married, and young men as crazy, uncontrollable sex addicts. Women are always the passive agents when it comes to sex. They are all characterized as disinterested in sex, only wanting love and marriage. As Deltano says after describing boys as dumb, uncontrollable sex addicts, Girls, you want a ring on your finger. Men, on the other hand, must prove their manhood by protecting girls from their (the mens) sexual desires and not meeting any of your own needs until you meet your familys needs. In other words, decisions on whether or not to have sex are exclusively in the hands of men, who are then solely responsible for their familys needs. Young women are merely asexual passive beings who are supposed to stay pure, with the help of real men who control their dirty lustful thoughts.

These fear and shame tactics, misleading statistics, and biased gender roles are par for the course when it comes to abstinence-only-until-marriage programs all over the country. These programs have milked the federal government out of $1.5 billion dollars, with no positive results to show for it.

President Obama is currently finalizing the details of his 2010 fiscal budget, and he has a golden opportunity to strike a blow against these harmful, ineffective programs by zeroing out their finding.

Please send him this letter urging him to zero out abstinence-only programs.

http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/u/AFY_Joe/2009/4/30/Mee...
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:43 PM
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1. I couldn't watch too much of that asshole. nt
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:52 PM
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2. Well, you paid for it, you may as well watch it.
Seriously, can you fathom that this is being funded by our tax dollars? Or ANY dollars?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:55 PM
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3. I can't fathom $$$ spent on the Iraq War and so many other things.
It's not my money, just because they call it taxpaper money. I'm labor. I don't count.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:28 PM
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5. Well, I can't watch war either and lots more $$$$ is spent on war. nt
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:58 PM
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4. for the night crew
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