PLEASE read the full article to get the whole picture. In summary, the DC area gives out free condoms to whoever wants them. But the high-school kids and college age young adults are complaining because the brand that the city is giving out FREE just isn't quite good enough to suit them, they are too small, and they (HS'ers) are too embarassed to ask the school nurse for them. So, being resourceful there in DC, they have decided to give these kids what they want. They are going to go to the Trojan brand, offer the XL size, and they will have the popular, cool, preferably male teachers hand them out. The theory is that if the kids don't like them, they won't use them. So, the city is feeling obligated to provide what the kids want.
I am absolutely floored by this. Does anyone else besides me have a problem with this concept?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on May. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
ACTUALLY anon I went and put MYSELF on BC because MY mama had always told me if you are big enough girl to have sex then you are a big enough girl to take the precautions. Things like this dont teach our kids personal responsibility. I am not saying abstinence only approach is great but this laissez-faire attitude about our kids and sex is sick. It's almost like the argument to let underage kids drink in your home,.......because they are going to do it ANYway. It doesn't negate the fact that they should be taught that it's not a good thing to be doing AND they should be taught that if they are BIG AND BAD enough to DO it then they should be BIG AND BAD enough to buy the condoms. Come on.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:52 PM on May. 22, 2010
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:02 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on May. 22, 2010
YSK- Fear and intimidation are lousy and unhealthy parenting tactics.They can lead /contribute to many abnormal coping mechanisms, including drugs, alcohol and eating disorders.
Answer by Sisteract at 11:07 PM on May. 22, 2010
OR they can lead to well adjusted kids that understand that there WILL be consequences if they act stupid ;)
Answer by momof030404 at 11:10 PM on May. 22, 2010
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