Monday, February 16, 2009

Isn't it refreshing?

Isn't it refreshing when you find out that there are politicians who are actually intelligent? Who actually want to make our country a better place? Read this wonderfully sarcastic article, from Jezebel, about how Upstate New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is trying to pass an act that would actually teach kids about sex. Here's a nice excerpt:

"Requirements for Sex Education Programs- For purposes of this title, a sex education program is a program that—
(1) is age-appropriate and medically accurate;
(2) stresses the value of abstinence while not ignoring those young people who have had or are having sexual intercourse;
(3) provides information about the health benefits and side effects of all contraceptive and barrier methods used—
(A) as a means to prevent pregnancy; and
(B) to reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease, including HIV/AIDS;
(4) encourages family communication between parent and child about sexuality;
(5) teaches young people the skills to make responsible decisions about sexuality, including how to avoid unwanted verbal, physical, and sexual advances and how to avoid making verbal, physical, and sexual advances that are not wanted by the other party;
(6) teaches young people how alcohol and drug use can affect responsible decision making; and
(7) does not teach or promote religion;"

Go read the article; it's worth it. And what makes me even happier is that she's from New York. This is just another point on the veeeeerrrryyy long list of why New York is the greatest place EVER.

P.S. Blogger refuses to let me post a picture of this woman for some inane reason, but she's cute, so you should see her:


Kerrie said...

...her last name is Slaughter. lmao

Rose said...

Well yes, but nobody is perfect. ;)

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