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Planned Parenthood Speaker Encourages Parents to Let Teens Have Sex at Home

Posted in Planned Parenthood and schools, Planned Parenthood and teens with tags , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T Gather

Amy T. Schalet, author of “Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex” advocates allowing children to have sex at home. The assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst was recently invited as a guest speaker to a Planned Parenthood luncheon in the “Consider This” series in Orange County, California.

The sociologist compares parental attitudes of the Dutch to those of Americans, whose ideas are clearly inferior, as they “dramatize” teen sex, have discussions of “raging hormones” and of boys “wanting only one thing,” and promoting shame of not being a “good girl”

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Ms. Schalet has stated, “In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she’s not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex,” she said. Most parents deem teen sexuality a “part of your life that you are allowed to own and make choices about.” So, does this mean that in her mind American parents think their daughter is a “slut” if she wants to make decisions about sex?

The sociologist went on to say that in the Netherlands, parents feel that their children are ready for sex at around age 16, according to lifesitenews. In her op-ed for the NYTimes last year, Ms. Schalet stated, “Normalizing teenage sex under the family roof opens the way for more responsible sex education.” She claims that this practice helps to control teen pregnancy.

Much of the work done by Amy T. Schalet is funded by the Ford Foundation, which professes to “Work with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide.”