Please, not the parts!(!!!11!!1)

The above is what I often think when I hear about super-gross and totally nasty (like, OMG!) things like penises and (especially) va jay jays vaginas.   If you, too, have this reaction, you’ve got a friend in the US Government.

In my weekly perusal of http://www.4parents.gov (nah, just joshing; it’s via Feministe), I found this ad:

Now, I know what you’re thinking — wasn’t there an election, oh, I don’t know, last year sometime?  And, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t we vote for someone who pledged to put the, er, “educational” back in “educational programs for kids?”

Let’s forget the fact that this ad doesn’t do much to provide helpful material for concerned parents (could you imagine, at the tender age of 7, sitting and coloring as your dad went into a miming frenzy in the kitchen at 4 PM before he told you not to not have sex, goddammit, until you were married?  All while you were simply looking for your blue crayon to finish the sky in your Cute Baby Kittens & Puppies coloring book?).  In fact, please forget most of the lies this advertisement purports: that good education is “just saying no;” that sex outside of marriage is bad and terrible and will make you sad and lonely and diseased and you’ll hate yourself for it; that kids need both a mother and a father to be happy and productive people.

Remember, ladies: the best advice is to just cross your legs until you’re hitched, and then you can look forward to 50 years of missionary sex, on your back, with your eyes tightly shut, thinking of something else.  Just how it was meant to be.

When being a girl means “planting a seed in the neighbor’s garden”

There are two things that I find very interesting about this article , which talks about the killing and neglect of female children in  patriarchal countries like India and China:
1. China and India are poor countries. You would think that the wealthier and more educated a person is in these countries, the more likely that he or she will not discriminate against female children (assuming that you agree that because they have more resources they do not necessarily need male children to take care of them in old age). However, according to this article, this is not the case. In fact, people living in more developed parts of these countries discriminate more against girls than people living in poorer parts of these countries.
2. Pro-choice. Every woman should have the right to choose whether she wants to continue or terminate a pregnancy. How about sex-selective abortions? Anything wrong with that?