This week’s column and a little backstory
Well, I’d no sooner written about our “pornified culture” last week, when what was in the news? A Maine middle school making birth control pills available to 11 to 13-year-old girls. (There had been more than a dozen pregnancies in that age range in the last few years.) What really outraged me was that no one was making the case that 11-13 year old girls don’t have romantic fantasies about full sexual intercourse! If they are doing so, it’s not because they want to, and it’s almost certainly with much older boys and men who should be prosecuted – not enabled!
This is just another example of how we hyper sexualize our youth, particularly our girls.
But the flip side is that I know parents who naive enough to believe their children would never be enticed onto on-line pornography or get near a predator.
What to do? In this column I write about how wise parents I know see their kids and their kids’ sexuality, and how they talk to them about it.
Thanks for reading, and feel free to comment or send to a friend.
(I hope you’ll listen to yesterday’s show on the same subject via my radio podcast, or on www.nationalreview.com)
Posted By: Betsy