Sunday, November 03, 2019

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From Patheos:

Trojan Brand Condoms trolls Christian purity culture’s abstinence only sex education programs by placing a gum wall on the National Mall with the slogan “You Are Not Chewed Gum.”

The wall and the slogan come as a response to abstinence only sex education programs promoted by Christian extremists who often try to shame young women and girls by telling them they will be worthless “chewed gum” if they do not remain virgins until marriage...

Trojan is partnering with Advocates for Youth in their campaign for “honest, inclusive sex education.”

...In reality, abstinence-only sex education programs are dangerous and harmful programs rooted in religious ignorance and prejudice. While supporters of abstinence-only sex education often claim such programs delay sexual initiation and reduces teen pregnancy, the facts tell a different story.

Abstinence-only education programs are not effective at delaying sexual activity or reducing teen pregnancy. Abstinence-only sex education programs are not educational and rarely provide information on even the most basic topics in human sexuality such as puberty, reproductive anatomy, and sexual health.

Instead, abstinence-only sex education programs are most often covert vehicles to promote faith-based superstition and shame...

We Are Not Chewed Gum

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