Andrea Lynch provides a highly relevant, frightening look at Eric Keroack, Deputy Asstant Secretary for Population Affairs with the Department of Health and Human Services. Her post could've just been the 68 slide PowerPoint presentation that presents umpteen assumptions about the horrors of casual sex, posits that we're just like mice, and is just painfully childish with its incessant use of exclamation points, capital letters, and happy faces (I direct you to slide 50 which advises you to:
PROTECT YOUR "BONDING" !!!
AVOID CASUAL SEX III
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Terrified that Dr. Eric Keroack is in Charge of the U.S. Federal Family Planning Program
Lynch also links to some other relevant articles and posts but really, if all you do is lok at the slideshow, that'll be enough. Except it's not funny and this is our own government we're talking about. Welcome to America, 2007, where we're encouraged to be abstinent until age 29, despite the fact we're almost all doing it. Again, there's a fundamental assumption that sex itself is the enemy, not the warped way we're taught to view it through very gendered lenses, nor the warped ways we're taught to define sex, and ourselves in relation to it.
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