Am I seeing things?
I must say I am not a rag-mag buyer, but I do check in on the sites every once in a while to see what’s going on in Tinsel-Town… funny enough you can get political information there too.
I found an interview with Sarah Palin… I have to preface that I am not a big fan of hers. I am pro-choice and pro-women’s health freedoms so go figure, I don’t like her policies… or so I thought. Here’s an excerpt from the interview…
Has this changed how you talk about sex with your other children?
SP: I've always been a proponent of making sure kids understand – even in schools – they'd better take preventative measures so that they don't find themselves in these less than ideal circumstances. Perhaps
Do you mean abstinence or contraception?
SP: Well, both. Ideally abstinence. But we have not been ones to say that students, should not know what preventive measures are all about. I've been taken aback by some criticism that mainstream media has thrown my way saying, Oh, what a hypocrite she is and she's now learned her lesson because she's been against sex education in the schools. And I'm like, when? Where? When have I ever said that there should be no sex education taught in our homes or even in our schools?
Did I see that correctly? Does the woman the Republicans chose to appeal to the base actually believe in COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION?
Well, hallelujah! I little dose of reality! Somehow I think the knowledge about pregnancy and the diseases that are out there that you risk catching and the ways to prevent all of it including abstinence and condoms are vital to decreasing both the spread of disease and unwanted pregnancies ending up as abortions or unwanted children in the system…comprehensive sex education is a much better way to decrease these statistics than overturning Roe v Wade.
I hate to be hopeful and all but I can’t help it. Perhaps this is the crack in the glass… and out pours a real conversation about what we are all facing as a society. Time for a little reality check and some honesty…funny that we can find a little bit of that honesty in a gossip column!!