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Maybe it's me... [Jan. 29th, 2011|11:00 am]
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I hear that Bristol Palin is no longer going to be a spokesperson for abstinence at a college event.

If someone has reached college, and doesn't know that one has a choice not to engage in sexual activity, and doesn't know that babies and STDs can result from certain sex acts, then something has gone horribly wrong. And, the strategy of trying to fix that horrible wrongness by having an event featuring a person famous for failing to abstain strikes me as "not right... it's not even *wrong*".
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[User Picture]From: rickvs
2011-01-30 04:00 am (UTC)
I'm of the opinion that even a bad example can serve a purpose, so far as they're willing to deliver the message, "You kids should know there's a *cliff* over there; I just climbed back up and came here to warn you..."
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2011-01-31 10:52 am (UTC)
I'm not complaining about Bristol Palin doing whatever she wants, and I agree that the message might be useful, to younger folks.

But in college? 17-21 year olds? My point is that, by that time, the window for that kind of help is definitively shut. (Or, if not, they're the extreme outliers... maybe some such folks could use such help, but if so, they're the rare exceptions, and thus, a five figure speaking fee for such a spokesperson isn't the kinds of things college admins should be spending limited resources on.)
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