THIS is how they respond to sexual assault.
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Katelyn Campbell protested her high school’s abstinence assembly and has received an outpouring of encouragement when her principal threatened her.
It’s National STD Awareness Month. Here are some fast facts:
- Treating STDs costs the United States an estimated $17 billion each year.
- Our epidemic is driven by just two STDs and there’s already a vaccine to prevent one of them.
- Women disproportionately bear the burden of STDs.
- Common STDs may become resistant to antibiotics
- HIV testing will now be covered under Obamacare
The U.S. spends embarrassingly little on early childhood education.
Why college graduates are increasingly working low-wage jobs.
Teens protest their high school’s inadequate response to sexual assault.
The unfounded fear that young children will somehow become “impure” if they learn about a dirty subject like sex is deeply rooted in American culture. Our society assumes that human sexuality is dark, dangerous, and shameful — something we need to protect teens from, rather than teach them about. Teens consistently learn that it’s not okay to talk about sex because it’s supposed to be totally off-limits to them, constrained to the bounds of a traditional marriage. But this attitude has led to disastrous consequences: damaging women and LGBT Americans’ sense of sexual self-worth, fueling the STD epidemic, and creating a moral environment where rape culture has flourished.
Low-income kids are being kicked out of preschool programs thanks to sequestration.