||[Feb. 5th, 2007|04:56 pm]
Child Free: Feminism
|||||The Unknown Soldier - The Doors||]|
I don't understand this total nonsense that giving your little girl the HPV vaccine will automatically make her into a mattress-dancing trollop as soon as she gets it. You know, if you raise your kid to be responsible, she probably will be. Giving your kid the fucking vaccine will not "interfere with the way you're raising your kids." It's making sure your girl is protected against the kind of virus that causes certain kinds of cervical cancer. She'll probably have sex in the future, and if she's had the vaccine, she won't have to worry so hard about one kind of virus invading her system.
Look, I've had tetanus shots, but that doesn't mean that, as soon as I got them, I went out to play fun-fun stabbity games with pointy, rusty objects that I found out in the junkyard across the street. My folks raised me to be responsible with my actions and to think for myself. Work that out, will ya?
While we're at it--capslock of rage time. FUCK ABSTINENCE-ONLY SEX EDUCATION! It's not WORKING! Everything I learned about sex, I learned from softcore Cinemax porn and Monty Python's Meaning of Life movie. I'm serious. All my school taught was that abstinence meant magical purity for all involved without all that icky sex, because as soon as you went down on each other, Susie ends up pregnant and riddled with 183 different kinds of disease, and Johnny's cock will explode... but look, as soon as you slip the wedding ring on, that all vanishes and you're free to do anything you want. BECAUSE ABSTINENCE AND MARRIAGE ARE MAGIC THAT WAY.
Let's face it, folks. Teenagers are going to have sex, whether we like it or not. I'm not particularly happy about it myself. But since they WILL, eventually, we might as well prepare them and make sure they know something--about anatomy, about risks, about sterilization, about prevention methods, about how to pleasure one another. I literally learned all I know from Cinemax movies--I'm 18 years old and never learned a single useful thing about sex. I had to go dig up a recent copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves and am currently reading that through, because it occurred to me that I knew very little about how my own body functions. I think it's depressing that lots of girls (and boys) have similar troubles, and still believe the retarded old wives' tales--like "you can never get pregnant on your first time." What, are the little spermlets gonna back down because they have Magic Virginity Sensors? "Back it up, boys, back it up! Freebie! This is a freebie!"
I'm not saying, "Let's watch porno in the classroom," or anything. It'd just be nice to run across a teenager who knows SOMETHING sensible and factual about their own body and how it works.