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WTF ? Slut shaming and abstinence Only .

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Just read about this young lady speaking up against non fact based abstinence only being tayght at her HS . I'm a little shocked. I thought Abstinence only was a thing of the past. Why are any schools still doing this ? And where does this principle get off threatening this girl just for speaking her mind? I'm scratching my head .


For anyone who wants to read it , I copied it below along with the link ( even though if you google it , its pretty easy to find articles about it ) 


EDit to add - You can show this girl support by clicking on this linkhttps://secure.prochoiceamerica.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5561


A West Virginia high school student is filing an injunction against her principal, who she claims is threatening to punish her for speaking out against a factually inaccurate abstinence assembly at her school. Katelyn Campbell, who is the student body vice president at George Washington High School, alleges her principal threatened to call the college where she’s been accepted to report that she has “bad character.”

George Washington High School recently hosted a conservative speaker, Pam Stenzel, who travels around the country to advocate an abstinence-only approach to teen sexuality. Stenzel has a long history of using inflammatory rhetoric to convince young people that they will face dire consequences for becoming sexually active. At GW’s assembly, Stenzel allegedly told students that “if you take birth control, your mother probably hates you” and “I could look at any one of you in the eyes right now and tell if you’re going to be promiscuous.” She also asserted that condoms aren’t safe, and every instance of sexual contact will lead to a sexually transmitted infection.

Campbell refused to attend the assembly, which was funded by a conservative religious organization called “Believe in West Virginia” and advertised with fliers that proclaimed “God’s plan for sexual purity.” Instead, she filed a complaint with the ACLU and began to speak out about her objections to this type of school-sponsored event. Campbell called Stenzel’s presentation “slut shaming” and said that it made many students uncomfortable.

GW Principal George Aulenbacher, on the other hand, didn’t see anything wrong with hosting Stenzel. “The only way to guarantee safety is abstinence. Sometimes, that can be a touchy topic, but I was not offended by her,” he told the West Virginia Gazette last week.

But it didn’t end with a simple difference of opinion among Campbell and her principal. The high school senior alleges that Aulenbacher threatened to call Wellesley College, where Campbell has been accepted to study in the fall, after she spoke to the press about her objections to the assembly. According to Campbell, her principal said, “How would you feel if I called your college and told them what bad character you have and what a backstabber you are?” Campbell alleges that Aulenbacher continued to berate her in his office, eventually driving her to tears. “He threatened me and my future in order to put forth his own personal agenda and make teachers and students feel they cant speak up because of fear of retaliation,” she said of the incident.

Despite being threatened, Campbell is not backing down. She hopes that filing this injunction will protect her freedom of speech to continue advocating for comprehensive sexual health resources for West Virginia’s youth. “West Virginia has the ninth highest pregnancy rate in the U.S.,” Campbell told the Gazette. “I should be able to be informed in my school what birth control is and how I can get it. With the policy at GW, under George Aulenbacher, information about birth control and sex education has been suppressed. Our nurse wasn’t allowed to talk about where you can get birth control for free in the city of Charleston.”

Campbell’s complaints about her high school reflect a problematic trend across the country. There are serious consequences when figures like Stenzel repeatedly tell young Americans that contraception isn’t safe. Partly because of the scientific misinformation that often pervades abstinence-only curricula, an estimated 60 percent of young adults are misinformed about birth control’s effectiveness — and some of those teens choose not to use it because they assume it won’t make any difference. Predictably, the states that lack adequate sex ed requirements are also the states that have the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs.

Some of Campbell’s fellow students at GW High School are also rallying for her cause. They plan to take up the issue at a local board of education meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday evening.


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Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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momoftwo0406
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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No I think kids should always be taught about safe sex. Yes everyone wants their teens to wait till they are older but I rather my kids know how to protect them self.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Go her! I wish her the best of luck and success!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Go her! I wish her the best of luck and success!

Me too. I read another article that says the board of ed. is backing the principle. I really didnt think that any schools were still pushing abstinence only.

numonestunar
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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Good for her! What a pos principal. I hope he's fired.
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famiglia_bella
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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Her parents must be so damn proud.  She has courage and the will to make a difference.  That's badass.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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Quoting momoftwo0406:

No I think kids should always be taught about safe sex. Yes everyone wants their teens to wait till they are older but I rather my kids know how to protect them self.

You can show her support by clickinh this link https://secure.prochoiceamerica.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5561
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM


Quoting famiglia_bella:

Her parents must be so damn proud.  She has courage and the will to make a difference.  That's badass.

I agree 100%

You can show her support by clicking her and adding yourself to the letter to the Board members - https://secure.prochoiceamerica.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5561

RoseBlossom
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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i think that they should push for both...abstinence because its the safest...although if shit happens...heres where you can get condoms/bc etc...

mrsrodgers0703
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Abstinence only was what they taught at my high school. I don't agree with it though.
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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Quoting numonestunar:

Good for her! What a pos principal. I hope he's fired.

 support her by adding your name to the letter being sent to the Board. - https://secure.prochoiceamerica.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5561

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