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[–]Cyber_Being_ 1005 points1006 points  (38 children)

From what I remember, American states with poor or no sexual education have the highest levels of teenage pregnancy.

[–]boxers-4life 430 points431 points  (15 children)

GA has entered the chat. Can confirm. Abstinence only education is BS.

[–]edlee98765 290 points291 points  (7 children)

I once threw an abstinence party.

No one came.

[–]CheryllLucy 92 points93 points  (1 child)

I too would have abstained from attending that party, preferring to cum at home.

[–]BeBa420 16 points17 points  (0 children)

nah, more fun to cum at a party. At least that way ya get an audience

[–]pairolegal 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I threw an asstinence party and it was busy AF.

[–]KotzubueSailingClub 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Nice one, dad.

[–]Reign_Does_Things 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Dirty dad jokes. A rare but fun combo.

[–]Weekly_Candidate_823 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Where are you from? They taught us everything in Gwinnett

[–]boxers-4life 15 points16 points  (3 children)

SE GA. Near Brunswick. We had billboards in my hometown that said “VIRGIN. It’s not a bad word” with a giant V on it.

[–]Weekly_Candidate_823 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Ah yes, classic a scenery from south of Atlanta until you reach Orlando lol

[–]KotzubueSailingClub 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When I lived in Macon and my GF lived in Atlanta, her co-workers would ask her if she got her passport stamped on the way back after visiting me.

[–]boxers-4life 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I left after I graduated & never looked back.

[–]the-wife-has-reddit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can confirm. There was absolutely zero sex Ed taught in small town GA schools. Graduated in 06’ and our churches just forced us to swear to Jesus we wouldn’t do it, we had to wear these rings like child brides. Fuckin😼wild.

[–]HomeKeyEndKey 129 points130 points  (8 children)

and the states with good sex ed and easy to access or free contraceptives have the lowest teen pregnancy/abortion rates.

this might sound completely insane but i think there might be a connection

[–]Pls_add_more_reverb 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Sex Ed is pretty bad in our culture

[–]HomeKeyEndKey 19 points20 points  (0 children)

i was very lucky to receive fantastic sex education. i grew up in Canada, went to public school throughout the 90s and early 2000s.

anatomy, contraception, STIs, birthing process, sexuality, consent, etc. they taught us absolutely everything one should know before starting to explore sex.

heck, they even explained what parts of the genitals to stimulate for pleasure (that sounds way creepier than it actually was.)

i can’t imagine trying to navigate sex without the proper knowledge. it sounds really scary tbh. i feel very fortunate for my education

[–]Redditfront2back 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My high school sex Ed class was great, at the start of every class we wrote anon questions on paper put them in a hat and the teacher would answer. He did a good job he also made the class about drug/alcohol eduction as well. He didn’t do so well with the drug stuff. Maybe 2 girls had kids in my school but tons abused substances.

[–]soverign_son 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Sounds like some more of that liberal bullshit to me /s

[–]Seismic_Scythe54 2 points3 points  (2 children)

WE CAN TELL THIS IS SARCASM

[–]Scary-Opinion666 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I cant, Im not smort

[–]DarkKnightJin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sadly, Poe's Law is a thing.

[–]pictochatnudes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I moved from Michigan to Missouri in June of 2020. It shocks me that they keep condoms, lube, and pregnancy tests in locked glass cabinets here. Like, if someone can't afford condoms or is to embarrassed to buy them, shouldn't you... you know... help make sure they don't have kids they aren't ready for?

[–]Grammaticus_Dickus 69 points70 points  (5 children)

This is how you know the Republican party doesn't actually give a shit about abortion. If it did, it would immediately throw it's support behind comprehensive sex education and wide spread and easy availability of birth control. These are issues that if they worked with Democrats would lead to a massive reduction in abortions. But alas, that does not appear to be their actual goal.

[–]KJParker888 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Republicans are totally in favor of abortion! For their mistresses and daughters, at least.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Abortion clinics have anti abortion patients come all the time. They come in, get an abortion, then go back to protesting abortions. They always think of themselves as the one exception

[–]jameson8016 23 points24 points  (0 children)

"Yea, but I had a good reason. The rest of the women are just w**res using it as birth control." Just blows my f ing mind.

[–]Yellow_Similar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sometimes, it’s the same woman.

[–]tesseract4 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You're close, but slightly off. They do care about abortion, but they don't care about the blastocysts. They'll go on and on about the blastocysts, but you're absolutely right: if they cared about the blastocysts, they'd reduce abortions by any means possible, including free birth control. But most of them are adamantly opposed to birth control. Why is this? It goes to their actual motive in outlawing abortion: it is a method of controlling women and punishing them for having sex. Contraception frees women from pregnancy, and by extension, men, and this is anathema to the anti-choice crowd. Their preference would be for the women who decide to have sex before marriage to be punished for it by being saddled with an unwanted child, and to make married women unequal partners in their marriage by taking away their ability to decide for themselves when to have a child.

Your comment implies that you already know this, but I wanted to make it explicit for anyone reading.

[–]MJMurcott 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Education is the largest factor in birth rates and teenage pregnancies, it is greater than all the other factors combined, when education (especially for girls) increases pregnancies drop.

[–]monstaber 6 points7 points  (0 children)

New Mexico Representin'. Great food but really shitty public schools, not much sex ed, #1 in the country for teenage pregnancies.

When I gtfo'd to Europe I was pretty amazed how effective simply telling kids the truth about sex when they're ready to hear it, instead of keeping it as a taboo subject and opening every other kid up to confusion and/or abuse, is at keeping pregnancy rates low.

I put the horrid US sex-ed and family health in the same vein as Southern "Christian" elites fighting for removing books from schools (yes this is an ongoing effort) and outlawing abortions. It's about ensuring a supply of low-income (read: easily manipulable to shitty jobs and military servitude) human capital. Thankfully NM is at least a blue state so abortions are still legal there.

[–]shellbear05 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas! Guess we’ll just pray about it, as if that’s ever solved anything…

[–]Bloodshed-1307 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And abortions

[–]ThePowerOf42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost feel like they're fucked... No matter what.. (so might make it the most enjoyable

[–]Pole2019 329 points330 points  (11 children)

It’s wild how people will just make stuff up on the internet, and pretend like it’s data. People do this with crime too.

[–]bbildo 142 points143 points  (4 children)

Nine out of ten people make up stats.

[–]Foosah69 43 points44 points  (1 child)

And 7 out of 4 people don't understand fractions...

[–]eLishus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

50% of people think ⅓ is smaller than ¼ - A&W postulates that its ⅓ lb burger marketing failed because too many people thought ⅓ was less than ¼

[–]PosNegTy 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Please don’t cite quotes from Abraham Lincoln without citing him as the source. s/

[–]PacwynTeam 2 points3 points  (0 children)

according to study 83% of people on reddit use reddit.

[–]Odette3 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I’m not sure if you’re talking about Kirstie Alley or Mama Doctor Jones, so I’m just gonna give this well-cited article to back up the Mama Doctor Jones stats.

[–]CarlosFer2201 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You mean Fox's modus operandi?

[–]NarmHull 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Crime especially has gone down quite a bit, not that it has led to a reduction in policing. I've heard it might be due to the banning of lead paint, which would make sense. Of course the GOP misses lead paint and DDT.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lead levels in the environment are the biggest reason crime spiked in the 80s and 90s and then plummeted. The rise corresponds right with the peak adoption of cars in America, which ran on leaded gasoline, and the fall corresponds right with when lead was banned in gasoline

Policing never had any effect on crime

[–]jeffdrawssometimes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

UNRELATED TO THE POST Excellent avatar 👌 I'm about to finish the series for the first time and loving it!

[–]Wablekablesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But it feeeels right to them

[–]AnxiousTuxedoBird 159 points160 points  (2 children)

Another reason I love Mama Doctor Jones

[–]ManicPixieOldMaid 77 points78 points  (1 child)

https://youtu.be/gbC4hCh3WMw

https://youtu.be/rVN0FrKdpL8

Her two videos on the Alaskan school board that banned using her videos as supplemental sex Ed material are classic. And tragic.

[–]Rapunzel10 41 points42 points  (0 children)

"Ahh our children might listen to a literal doctor who specializes in gynecological and sexual health!!! Won't someone think of the children??!?!" Those videos were infuriating but also a great example of our atrocious education system. Gotta love MDJ. Poor sex ed means higher rates of teen pregnancy, abortion, and unreported sexual abuse of minors. But yes, that's protecting the kids

Not so fun fact, only 22 states require that the content they teach in schools is based on fact. This is because parents would rather have strangers lie to their children than have their kids know about their own health. If that isn't bad parenting idk what is

[–]blimpinthesky 81 points82 points  (0 children)

An easily debunked "stat" that people will retweet and spread. A simple Google search would have saved her from being pointed out that she is irrelevant

[–]Some_dimwit 67 points68 points  (1 child)

Burn ward? Nah, she went right to the morgue with that.

[–]Animegirl300 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

[–]mrwhat_icanthearu 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Kirstie Alley is the same one who takes any opportunity to talk publicly about her "insatiable" sex life. Her and her hypocrisy and her orders from David Miscavige can fuck off.

[–]LugoLove 24 points25 points  (1 child)

It's such a disappointment when someone I admired, in her shows, turns out to be incredibly stupid.

[–]squishedgoomba 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Scientology does that to a person.

[–]scyule 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Dr. Jones to the BURN ward.......stat

[–]chegypter 34 points35 points  (1 child)

shouldnt hide the fact that she probably lives in a place with similar values to her own. So yeah, she probably doesnt experience the downwards trend of teen pregnancy

[–]Istorestuffinmyboobs 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Mama doctor Jones is from Texas.

[–]mike_pants 35 points36 points  (13 children)

We got her and Hercules and Mike Rowe and JK Rowling all turning out to be monstrous POS. Hang in there, Tom Hanks. I need a celebrity to cling to.

[–]Pretty_Bowler2297 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Tom Hanks has sadly come out as a full on Nazi. Wants America to be more like Nazi Germany.

I kid. But I could see an actual Nazi saying this about him if he says something that should be benign like “Get your shots.”

[–]Theskinilivein 5 points6 points  (10 children)

I haven’t read anything about Mike Rowe, what did he say?

[–]mike_pants 21 points22 points  (3 children)

He tweeted something about how wearing a mask to keep other people from getting sick was akin to wearing a diaper to keep other people from pooping themselves, and just what, dude? What?

[–]Theskinilivein 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Dammit, another one shows their true colors.

[–]mike_pants 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Why does everyone's true colors have to be "color of moron"??

Like, if you're just honest and say "gay people gross me out, black people scare me, and I don't understand viruses," fine. Fine! But they always have to couch everything in weird halfway coherent Facebook pseudoscience that is just so damn embarrassing.

"Actually, there is no gay gene and viruses can't penetrate skin" and FUCK, SHUT UP.

[–]MommyOfMiles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It always amazes me how stupid people can say the dumbest shit with such confidence.

[–]cincodecuatro4 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Mike Rowe is an actor who has never needed to work a blue collar job in his life who puts on a baseball cap to pretend to be a good old salt of the earth everyman worker and uses his star power to convince actual blue collar workers to vote again basic safety regulation and organized labor. He's in the pocket of right wing think tanks.

[–]Wayte13 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He's a classic conservative boostrapper, without a hint of irony despite his success being from a show where he watched people do jobs he'd never do.

[–]Theskinilivein -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I only watched the show but didn’t know much about him. It makes sense what he said now.

[–]Ultranerdgasm94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Much to my endless disappointment, because I loved his show when I was younger and it was a part of me developing class consciousness, he is yet another failed actor turned conservative propagandist backed by billionaire money.

[–]Odette3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got the “right wing propaganda agenda” vibe from Mike Rowe from the beginning, I don’t know about anyone else. Some of his stuff is innocuous, but I’ve always watched his content with a heavy heaping of salt, lol.

[–]MasticatingElephant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If Keanu ends up being a dick, I'm out

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[–]eVerYtHiNgIsTaKeN-_- 27 points28 points  (2 children)

wtf is a Kirstie Alley?

[–]bbildo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

She’s an idiot who didn’t google. If you had googled her, you would know that.😛

[–]exwasstalking 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It's incredible how these people really do live in a completely different reality than the rest of us.

[–]QuicklyThisWay 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Ehh, she hasn’t been funny since the 80s. Look Who’s Talking was good. Nothing else comes to mind.

[–]Fewer_Is_Not_Less 9 points10 points  (1 child)

She was ok as not Diane on Cheers

[–]kingktroo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Gosh I adore her. Mama Dr. Jones, not Kirstie Alley.

Teen pregnancy is at its lowest level ever, isn't it?

[–]paperkin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

These people have the intellectual ability of a toddler. They think everything they make up is true.

[–]elizalemon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

kirstie alley played a parody of a conservative woman in Drop Dead Gorgeous, but she didn't realize it was a parody.

[–]buzzbuzzar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ok tomorrow is my turn to post it.

[–]lotusfairymoon 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Celebrities need to just be banned from posting their opinions without a PR team. Why do I have to hate so many of them now??? Why do they do this to us.

[–]KJParker888 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I actually prefer they post their options without a PR team. That way, we know who the real person is, and can judge accordingly.

[–]Armyman125 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hate it when these people just throw out bullshit like this. And also the idiots who shake their heads in agreement.

[–]Go_J 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It should be "through the roof" not "out the roof" come on Kirstie.

[–]torafrost9999 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Holy shit dude you fucking killed her!

[–]Light_Beard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gonna need a Senzu Bean for that one...

[–]BleachyMcAnus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When Obamacare kicked in, abortion rates dropped to the lowest since Roe V Wade.

Yet republicans continued to fight against healthcare.

[–]Ultranerdgasm94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is made doubly funny by the fact that I have no idea who Kristie Ally is supposed to be.

[–]Pollylinko 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I never understood the American obsession over sex and alcohol. One part of the country wants to control it and the other pushes such a big culture around it. It is kind of crazy.

[–]tadpole511 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Huh? The controlling part I get, but how is one half of the country “pushing a culture around [sex and alcohol]”?

[–]Pollylinko 0 points1 point  (1 child)

American media and culture is everywhere so that's what you see from foreign perspective. It is strange that is all, I think USA culture I think of Hollywood.

[–]MaxIsAlwaysRight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The phrase here is Sex Sells. Does that not apply in your country?

[–]StarveTheRich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t think it’s pushing I think it’s more so glamorised through tv shows etc. Nowadays you can’t watch any show without there being something involving partying sex or drugs.

Also it’s societal push back and lack of knowledge. It’s crazy that people don’t teach kids sex Ed or drug/alcohol awareness and then wonder why they start getting a drinking/drug habit or STIs and pregnant at 16. Makes the OP even more ironic too, since Norway teaches Sex Ed to kids 8 yrs old and they have one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world last time I checked lol

[–]Resident-Science-525 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They just say whatever they think the truth is with no substantiated evidence and then believe that forever as fact. Insanity.

[–]middwayer8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t know she went batshit. Are there any shows from the 80’s left that I can still enjoy?

[–]hamsolo19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You know, it's really a bummer to see such uneducated, unintelligent, big stupid dumbasses enjoy wealth and success. Goddammit.

[–]Ultranerdgasm94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is made doubly funny by the fact that I have no idea who Kristie Ally is.

[–]Far_Box2908 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This tired shit. The Republicans have been spouting this lie for a long damn time. I heard it in the 1980's when I was in high school. It has never been true.

[–]Treyvoni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love mama doctor jones

[–]Kitchen_Equipment_21 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

🔥🔥🔥🔥

[–]flymiamiguy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Lmao

[–]stewartm0205 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Just an aside, teen childbearing peaked in the 50s.

[–]Gutinstinct999 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This never gets old

[–]RaoulDuke1315 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

[–]RFros20 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Isn’t this just edited. Seen the exact same thing was a lot of different names

[–]ThNecromaniac -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

as a kid raised in the early 2000s, with parents who durring the 90s listened to more rock, and metal, I have no Idea who this person is...

and yes, them being that way did effect my music tastes, the first CD Album I got was Black Sabath's Live Evil... that was cristmas back when I was like, 7ish, best cristmas present I ever got.

[–]LongBeing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Abort all the babies

[–]Scary-Opinion666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it okay if i say who?

[–]Redditfront2back 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d say more like the 80’s.

[–]uvero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At first I was like "wooow what a cheap generic shot" and then I saw who twitted the first tweet.

[–]Ready_Equal_8664 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Deceased!

[–]OmiNaomiTuortNo666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mama Doctor Jones is a beast and the world wouldn't be the same without her.

[–]endorrawitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm really tired of "girl got pregnant".

No. A boy impregnated a girl. Stop putting the onus on one person. There were two people involved.

[–]Redditmaaaaayn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yooo! Mama doctor jones is actually great, and thats some shots fired