The textbook that Clovis Unified uses for high school sex education does not mention condoms at all, even in chapters about HIV/AIDS and on preventing STDs and unintended pregnancy. Instead, for example, the textbook lists that the ways to prevent STDs are to respect yourself, get plenty of rest, go out as a group and practice abstinence.
The curriculum teaches that all people, even adults, should avoid sexual activity until they are married. Additional materials compare a woman who is not a virgin to a dirty shoe and suggest that men are unable to stop themselves once they become sexually aroused. (here)
Okay… so, since we are all adults here…
Being away will not keep you from getting STDs. Neither will self-respect. Sure, abstinence will, I guess, but the other stuff seems a bit like the 1950’s…
And… why is it that a woman who has sex before marriage is a “dirty shoe” but a man is not? And honestly, is a thin piece of body tissue the defining characteristic of a woman so that if it is missing, she is no longer worthy anything? Only good to kill bugs with and as a dog’s chew toy?
And so men are engines that if you turn them on… they can’t stop… so if you turn them on and if they run over you, you (the woman) is at fault?
And no one things we have a massive problem in this country?
- California district teaches students to ‘get plenty of rest’ to prevent STDs (rawstory.com)
- Teach our kids about condoms! (salon.com)
- Clovis School District: Sex Education that Gets an “F” (educationviews.org)
- California school district sued over abstinence-only sex ed (usnews.nbcnews.com)
- Clovis Unified district sued over abstinence-only sex education (latimes.com)