By Emily Geiger
If the morals that we are teaching our kids aren’t messed up enough, there is a new book out on the market that tells girls that virginity doesn’t matter and should have no effect or relationship to whether you are a good or moral person.
An excerpt from the introduction of this book appears on (guess where…) MSNBC.com.
Somehow, this insane author argues that giving young girls to go-ahead to do whatever they want whenever they want will solve the problem of the over-sexualization of teenage girls.
Never mind the fact that most teenagers in general aren’t emotionally ready for sex.
Never mind the fact that, the younger you are when you lose your virginity, the more likely you are to have multiple partners and expose yourself to diseases.
Never mind the fact that teenagers tend to have a problem using birth control properly (even when Planned Parenthood comes into school to teach them how).
Never mind the fact that telling kids that sex is A-okay makes them far more susceptible to sexual predators, particularly in a society in which we have an epidemic of absent fathers resulting affection-starved daughters who don’t know what it means to have a man love them for who they are, not how many different porno movies they can emulate.
Never mind the fact that the chastity pledges that this author so mocks, even if they don’t result in complete chastity until marriage, have been proven to result in a delay in the onset of sexual activity, thereby protecting girls from a lot of heartache, pregnancy, and disease that can result in cancer, infertility, and even death.
But no, this genius with a book deal thinks that encouraging virginity is just a way to control women. She can’t see that it’s really a way to love and care for them.
She mentions that she lost her virginity during her freshman year of high school, probably at the tender age of 14… an age when many girls are barely even menstruating and the average girl’s taste in interior décor generally consists of some combination of puppy dogs, kitty cats, and the color pink.
But knowing this explains a lot. It reminded me of a piece I wrote a while back about an interview I heard with Nita Garvin, who, at the time, was a statehouse candidate. Nita was a staunch supporter of abortion rights because, as it turns out, she had had an abortion herself and couldn’t face the realization that the choice she made was a wrong choice. So, she decided to encourage everyone else to make the same bad decision she did so that she could rationalize and justify her own mistake.
This author is suffering from the same problem of trying to justify her own choices by telling herself and anyone who will listen that what she did was okay. And the more young, impressionable girls she can get to make the same mistakes she did, the more she can rationalize and validate her own actions.
It’s so sad. People used to try to help the younger generation learn from their mistakes so that our children wouldn’t have to repeat them. Now, we’ve become so self-centered that we deliberately lead the younger generation astray so that we can feel better about ourselves.
It’s so sad.
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