7th November 2012

“Fundamentalists are particularly keen to limit girls' access to sex education, since knowledge and control of their own bodies is a starting place for broader autonomy. In contexts as diverse as Georgia, India and Nigeria, fundamentalists have campaigned against sex education. Nicaragua, where fundamentalists have successfully brought about a nearly two-decade long ban on sex education, has one of the highest fertility rates in Latin America.”

Cassandra Balchin

6 Responses to “7th November 2012”

  1. RJ Says:

    i guess the fundamentalists aren’t so KEEN after all .

  2. reetBob Says:

    Will’s comment from two days ago. Of course Islam oppresses men. They face death under Sharia if they become a disbeliever or express homosexuality. The treatment of women is more barbaric, however, Kittie’s comment is true, and to accuse her of mysogyny is grossly unfair.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Women are people too.

  4. Kittie Says:

    Thanks Bob, I responded to Will’s criticism. I can’t imagine why he would think that my comment was apologetic towards Islam or men. I wouldn’t want to be a man in that religion either. Many women are more fundamental than the men and entice their men to oppress other women who are the target of jealousy. These women welcome their men home from the acid attacks and honor killings, they wash the blood from their clothes – offer them comfort and praise them for their peity. Islam is bad for everyone.

    You can add the bible belt and South Texas to that list up above. I am on the Health Advisory Committee for our school district. We rejected a book last year meant to be handed to every highschool girl as part of their “pregnancy prevention” program. It was the (bullshit in my opinion) story about a woman’s family where every generation they waited until marriage to have sex. It was a pathetic read – suggesting that any girl who had sex was unpure. In this book a woman’s virginity belonged to her future husband and if she had sex before that it was like robbing him of his property. It was disgusting and all from a christian perspective. I would never want my daughter to think of herself in those terms. I imagine the girls who would read it that sex was possibly forced on them and how that must make them feel even worse about themselves – not being pure and all… and this book was written by a woman.

  5. Capt'Z Says:

    “Mother Theresa was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.”
    ? Christopher Hitchens

  6. Kittie Says:

    I have that book – “The Missionary Position” by Christopher Hitchens.. she was a troll.