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I bought this book on a recommendation so I wasn't too sure what to expect. Some of Ms. Shalit's experiences growing up in the public school system mirrored some of my own. Looking back, sex education, at least the way it was done in my school system, encouraged promiscuity through experimentation and left girls open to harassment. Sexuality became a contest for many at my school. It was a competition. Those who chose to not be sexually active were often pressured and made fun of due to their decision. I agree that our culture "sexualizes" our children far too early.
Reading this book resolved any question I had about how my daughter would be guided. Modesty in behavior and dress is not something to be ridiculed. When you have mothers dressing their own children in a provocative manner just because other teenagers are dressing that way, you just have to wonder. I am not advocating that women be subordinate or be treated badly. Dignity and respect are what I expect for all women. When a woman is valued, even by herself, for her sexuality above all else, some deep thought needs to take place.
I applaud Ms. Shalit for being brave and honest with herself in order to write this book.
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Initial post: Oct 2, 2014 10:35:54 AM PDT
You say that sex education promotes promiscuity? Did you know that the states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy are the ones with abstinence only sex education? Sex is going to happen no matter what as it has been going on since the beginning of time. What sex education does is inform teenagers so that they can do it smartly- with protection from diseases and fully aware of the consequence of pregnancy. Parents can also help by telling their kids the emotional risks.
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