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Re: “Abstinence-only preserved in Charleston schools

I'm the parent of a 12yo girl who will be starting 8th grade this fall with 13/14yo boys (she's a year younger than her fellow classmates). Regardless of that fact, as her parent and a former 12yo girl and adolescent, I should be able to decide, or at least have a vote in, what sexual education my daughter receives outside of my home, beyond “something or nothing.” Quite frankly, although I am a firm believer in abstinence, I vividly remember the challenges faced both morally and socially during adolescence.
With that said, wouldn't the obvious choice be a combination of both? Can anyone honestly say that there's NO value in educating youth about the emotional and physical benefits of a healthy relationship whose foundation is a mutual respect for each other (demonstrated by their willingness to wait until married)? Of course, for the average teenager, building that foundation is easier said than done, especially in today’s ‘instant gratification’ (spoiled) generation. The necessity for their education to encompass all aspects of physical and emotional health (i.e., the value of healthy relationships, as well as contraception methods and avoiding STDs or the spread of STDs) seems so obvious and elementary. If you only teach “bananas and rubbers” and “odes to single mothers,” as Hambrick so crassly put it, then you risk ignoring the encouragement of abstinence required by state law. Again, it seems so obvious.
This is just the humble opinion of this divorced single mother!
PS - @MTG, I’d argue that the “criminal” waste of money is funding a Health Advisory Committee that takes two years to analyze one “offering” out of six!

Posted by Sunshyne on July 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Sullivan's singing ban is latest effort to chase off visitors

Although I understand and can sympathize with the locals (almost), I can't understand why a simple noise ordinance, or addendum/amendment to the existing ordinance, wouldn't suffice. Honestly, this sounds like one of the old, antiquated laws that are still on the books. Let’s put this new law into “old law” perspective with some funny examples: (1) it is illegal for an ugly women to ride backwards on a donkey while singing or whistling in Texas; (2) Arizona doesn't allow a donkey to sleep in your bathtub, nor does Brooklyn allow dogs to sleep in your bathtub; (3) speaking of bathtubs, in LA you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time and Boston prohibits bathing except for two days per month within the city confines; (4) Utah doesn't allow you to fish while sitting on your horse; (5) walking backwards after sunset in Devon, CT is not allowed; (6) it is illegal for ducks to quack after 10pm within the city limits of Apple Valley, CA; and finally (7) men who push their wives out of bed for inflicting their cold toes on them can be fined or jailed for a week in Kentucky, who also forbids you to marry your wife's GRANDMOTHER! Hopefully, the town doesn’t get any ideas from #6, as I don’t think the local ducks could afford the fine in this economy ;-)

Posted by Sunshyne on July 1, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Luxury wagon line cutters will face Kathy Bates soon

There's nothing worse than seeing an empty merge lane because someone has decided to STOP and wait at the start of the "merge" lane, as opposed to MOVING forward until you can "merge" into traffic! Oh, but wait, if you attempt to keep traffic moving by using the merge lane, then NO ONE will let you into traffic . . . . Totally w/you, E! PS - I don't drive a luxury car; just wanna keep moving forward. Get off the phone, pay attention, and be kind!

Posted by Sunshyne on April 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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