couldn’t get laid at timken high

Thanks to bOb, I now have my very own “I Couldn’t Get Laid at Timken High” t-shirt… For those of you who don’t remember, Timken High is the public school in Ohio where 1-in-8 of the female students are (or at least were) pregnant at the same time, in spite of the fact that they’d been taught a fundamentalist-friendly “abstinence only” version of sex-ed. (For more information on Timken High and the abysmal success of so-called “virginity contracts,” just follow that last link.)

(And, if you, like bOb, have gifts to send, by all means please do so. Our address is: P.O. Box 980301 Ypsilanti, MI 48198.)

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  1. mark
    Posted April 23, 2006 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    See also: The creepiest event in the world, “The Father Daughter Purity Ball” (via Metafilter)

  2. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted April 24, 2006 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    You know it was probably just one guy at Timken too. That’s the part that really sucks.

  3. Ted Glass
    Posted April 24, 2006 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s nice that fathers and daughters have something like The Father Daughter Purity Ball to experience together. Mothers and sons, have, after all, been enjoying “Motherboy” events for decades.

  4. Dave
    Posted April 25, 2006 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a shirt made with me in mind. I always hear about all the sex everyone is having but can’t manage the feat myself.

  5. mark
    Posted April 25, 2006 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    You just need to find a local Motherboy chapter, Dave. I hear it’s impossible not to get laid at one of their conventions.

  6. Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I needed to post this new clip of Pee Wee Herman announcing that he now wears an abstinence ring somewhere, and this is the best place I could think of.

  7. Edward
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Texas teen pregnancy is up with change to abstinence only education:

    Texas Governor Rick Perry is toying with a run for president. Perry is a skilled politician and has never lost an election, but he has taken an increasingly antiscience turn in his approach to governing. On global warming he now says that the leading source of “supposedly deadly carbon dioxide” is the mouth of Al Gore. On education he has appointed creationists to lead the Texas State Board of Education. And on the issue of sex ed in Texas, Perry has taken governing positions that affect millions of children based on his own personal opinions, even when those opinions are overwhelmingly contradicted by the evidence.

    Texas lawmakers cut sex ed from two six-month courses to a single unit of “abstinence only” education. But early indications showed that the program wasn’t working. In fact, teens in almost all high school grades were having more sex after undergoing the abstinence only program. By 2007, Texas had the highest teen birth rate in the nation.

    Nevertheless, the program continued. By 2009, 94 percent of Texas schools, which at the time were educating more than 3.7 million students, were giving no sex ed whatsoever beyond “abstinence only,” a curriculum that includes emphasizing that birth control doesn’t work.

    Instead of providing fact-based information, the programs use fear and Jesus — over-emphasizing the risks of sexually transmitted diseases leading to cervical cancer, radical hysterectomy and death, together with Christian morality.

  8. N. Mazury
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s high time for a field trip.

    How much does it cost to rent a bus?

    Would Woodruff’s sponsor something like this?

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