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Women's Studies
Women's Studies 2283F/G
Andrea Allen

FEMINISTS DO IT BETTER – JESSICA VALENTI  Studies show that real sex ed significantly reduces teenage girls STD rates. Not to mention comprehensive sex ed actually delays teen sex and ensures kids are making informed decisions  Abstinence programs are also huge fans of making sex the ladies’ responsibility  I have never really understood what the big deal was about virginity  Virginity cards, rings, ceremonies, you name it. The one thing they all have in common is that girls’ virginity and sexuality don’t belong to them  Recent studies have shown that teens who take virginity pledges are actually more likely to have oral and anal sex  If you want to attach young women’s worth to their virginity, you can’t be surprised when they follow suit and attah all their worth to their sexuality. You can’t have it both ways  There’s a special emphasis placed on younger women. We’re really not supposed to have sex  One conservative Christian groups concluding that having sex before you’re 18 makes you more likely to be poor and divorced  The victim role is played out in a lot of ways, but the most blatant are seen in our
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