Respectively DeadManWalking - HUH? So condoms...no for those too? Just take those right out of the drug store?
This isn't a debate about teen or PRE-TEEN sex, this is a discussion about access to birth control without a prescription. Unwanted/unplanned pregnancy - for a teen, pre-teen, single women or married couples - can have a devastating impact on many levels - both personal and on society as a whole. I can't for the life of me think of one reason why less birth control or making birth control more difficult for women to access is a good idea.
I'll go ahead and veer completely off the topic and address DMW's point: It would be wonderful if all parents, pediatricians, educators and caregivers had an ongoing discussion with kids from childhood through adulthood about self-esteem and self-respect. However, no matter how many conversations, laws, birth control barriers or abstinence movements are launched, some kids are going to "do it". And I hope that they have easy access to birth control, know how to use it and use it correctly.
Memory page - YES. I guess the suicide professionals might think it "glorifies" suicide and might drive another person to end their life because it gets them love and attention they think they don't have. (totally guessing about the reasoning here)
WOW - What a story! I thought her response and views on bullying were just fantastic. I had to know more so I googled to find out information about the author of the email: From an ABC story on 10/5
Krause, identified as the writer responded with the following statement to the station: "Given this country's present epidemic of obesity and the many truly horrible diseases related thereto, and considering Jennifer Livingston's fortuitous position in the community, I hope she will finally take advantage of a rare and golden opportunity to influence the health and psychological well-being of Coulee Region children by transforming herself for all of her viewers to see over the next year, and, to that end, I would be absolutely pleased to offer Jennifer any advice or support she would be willing to accept."
This guy really doesn't strike me as a "bully" and I truly don't think he thought his email through before he hit "send".
His suggestion that she take to the air to become healthy and set an example for her viewers is actually very creative. Might garner her another Emmy if done right!
However, when Oprah pulled a wagon full of fat (representing 70 or so pounds she had lost) onto the stage, it ended up backfiring and making her weight a lifelong topic.
It's school photo time here so I pulled out mine to show my kids. I've worn glasses since 2nd grade and it looks like I jumped on a "fashion trend" in the 70s with my initials in gold stickers on the left lens. I can remember being so excited to stick the letters on but it looks crazy, especially in combination with the huge frames.
I think there are careers better suited for the young - working at a summer camp with kids is one I can think of. But that's only because of patience and stamina!
However, when it comes to working in the corporate world? There are so many skills that you just can't learn from college or an internship. I can't imagine replacing senior management at my job with someone right out of school.