Anke (ankewehner) wrote,

Drive-by Vent

from an article on a poll about sex-ed in England
Promoting her Bill [that would require schools to give girls aged 13 to 16 extra sex education lessons, giving "information and advice on the benefits of abstinence"], Ms Dorries quoted 2007 Office for National Statistics figures that she said showed that Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in western Europe.

"Girls are taught to have safe sex, but not how to say no to a boyfriend who persists in wanting a sexual relationship," she argued.
Helping girls with their confidence is all well and good, but how about also teaching boys to respect girls and accept a "no", rather than treating it as normal when a boy pesters a reluctant girl for sex?

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