My library received some free bookmarks today. Normally libraries like free things, but this….
On one side it says "I am." Okay, cool. Here’s what it says on the other– and unfortunately, the emphasis, case, and color is not mine:
curious, motivated, responsible, trendy, friendly, ABSTINENT, serious, creative, outgoing, healthy, thoughtful
okay, so, it’s some religious stuff, right?
NO! It’s SPONSORED BY THE STATE! This was paid for and distributed by the Virginia Department of Health!
My tax dollars are supporting this. I am livid.
You know– abstinence is fine for those who want it. It’s not my concern how other people lead their sex lives. What makes me so mad is that the Department of Frickin’ Health says, essentially, that abstinence = healthy.
And it is very, very reasonable to infer that non-abstinence = not healthy.
Myths and lies, coming to me from the department of health. It is perfectly possible and natural to have healthy sex. Ask any newlyweds.
I’m moving out of this state as soon as I can.