Seriously? – “U.S. Campaign to Promote Abstinence Begins”
Just go read the Washington Post article. I watched the campaign video, and I have rarely seen such blatant fear-mongering. As the article notes:
The three-minute video depicts a mother of a 13-year-old girl becoming alarmed after learning details about sex ed curriculum being used in her school, including suggestions that teenagers can take showers together and give each other condoms.
Proponents of comprehensive sex ed condemned the campaign as misleading, noting that the “Be Proud! Be Responsible!” curriculum cited in the video was developed to reduce the spread of the AIDS virus among African American males ages 13 to 19. Showering was cited as an example of a behavior that entailed a low risk of transmitting the virus.
The crazy-fear-eyes suburban white lady in the video asks her daughter something like, “Did they tell you it’s okay to shower with boys?” to which the daughter sheepishly replies, “Yes.” Right, because we shouldn’t educate kids about which activities do not spread HIV, lest they think that they are required to perform those activities. Woo-hoo, let’s take everything out of context! Blech.