Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fuck You, Pam Stenzel

Any readers who are still in high school, please cover your eyes and ears. Pam Stenzel is a recipient of countless federal dollars as an "abstinence" speaker who comes to schools and threatens the shit out of teenagers by telling them outright lies about sex, birth control, and STIs.

If, after watching this video, you feel like you're taking crazy pills, you're not alone. But neither is Pam. There are tons of speakers like this whose sole job is to create doubt in the minds of teengers about the accuracy of information they receive from organizations like Planned Parenthood or, say, the American Medical Association.

Write to your Congressional rep or senator to tell them that you can't fucking believe that the federal fucking government is funding garbage like this.*

By way of The Frisky:

*the funding works like this: public schools receive funds directly (through Title V) that they can spend on outside speakers, like Pam. OR nonprofit organizations receive federal funds (through Community Based Abstinence Education [CBAE] grants) to provide these services for free to schools. see SIECUS for more.

1 comment:

Sally said...

That made my brain melt.

Thanks for posting that. I am definitely going to write and implore my political reps to yank federal funding from people like this.

Telling people that birth control can kill you... what the flying fuck is this shit?