December 03, 2021

Waxman is a good name to know

jamyestripedshirtbabypic.jpg Waxman - back in the day...

I often get asked if I'm related to some really rather famous Waxmans, like Al or Anita or Jonathan or David, but, as far as I know, I'm not. If there were one Waxman I wish I knew was a part of my family, it would have to be this man:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. youngsters participating in federally funded abstinence-only sex-education courses often get inaccurate or misleading information, the Washington Post has reported.

According to a congressional staff analysis, some courses teach that touching a person's genitals can lead to pregnancy, abortion can lead to sterility and suicide, and half the gay male teenagers in the United States have tested positive for the AIDS virus, the Post said.

The report, prepared for California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, reviewed the curricula of more than a dozen projects aimed at preventing teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, the Post said.

The Bush administration will provide $170 million (88 million pounds) next year to groups that teach abstinence only. Several million children age nine to 18 have participated in more than 100 federal abstinence programs since they began in 1999.

The report found that 11 of the 13 most commonly used curricula in such programs contained unproved claims, subjective conclusions or outright falsehoods regarding reproductive health, the Post said.

Waxman's staff found the curricula included misconceptions such as a 43-day-old fetus is a "thinking person," HIV can be spread through tears and sweat and condoms failed to prevent HIV transmission in 31 percent of the time in heterosexual intercourse, the Post said.

"I have no objection to talking about abstinence as a sure-fire way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. I don't think we should lie to our children about science," Waxman told the newspaper.
I know some people don't like when I talk about STI's or when I mention how safe sex can fail, but these are part of the facts. However, you can also walk outside and get hit by a car as you're crossing the street, so if never doing things that have risk in life is of interest to you, you might as well sit on your couch and never get up. Not even to go to the bathroom, cause maybe, just maybe, you'll fall on the cat toy that you didn't realize had been left in the middle of the room and maybe you'll trip and fall and crack a tooth.

The safe sex/no sex debate isn't really "my" issue here. My issue is that MISINFORMATION is being taught to the youth of America so that they can be scared into not having sex. But that's not what's going to happen. Do you think less people used drugs in the '80s cause Reagan told us to "just say no?" NO. In fact, the opposite probably happened. More people used because the government made such a big deal about (sh)it. Kids will have sex. It's in their genes.

When your parents told you not to do something, didn't you do it anyway? We learn from OUR OWN experiences. Not scare tactics from big babboons who use the White House like it's a petting zoo. Seth B. - do you remember when the Hebrew school teacher told you not to stick a bobby pin in the socket in the wall? You still did it, you got burned, I laughed, you learned, your hair smelled for a couple of days and then we all moved on.

As teenagers we do the opposite of what we're told. That's what being a teenager is sometimes about. Finding our own voice. Rebelling. Not listening to authority. It's like our government still has no clue. Young, naive nation with dumb leaders...that's what we are.

So don't have sex. Don't learn about sex. Get a girl pregnant. Get an STI. Get HIV and fuck a virgin so you can get rid of your HIV *Okay, don't do this it won't work, but in some places they believe that it will. Listen to everything the government tells you. Believe everything you read. Bush knows what he's doing, he's a wise man, he's just playing the fool.

A bunch of babbling idiots. Not the Waxman bunch, but some others. Cause at times like this I'm really proud to be a Waxman. Thanks Henry!

Posted by jamye at December 3, 2021 03:14 PM