Teri’s Soapbox

Okay, I have a bone to pick. And I’m doing so right here. I got to work and met one of the new girls, which I will refer to as “M”. She was talking (positively) about how her little sister just lost her virginity. Her sister is eleven. What in the hell?

According to M, apparently the age to lose your virginity is right around 11-12 years old now. I have a HUUUUUUUUGE problem with that. At 11 or 12, you haven’t even gone through puberty yet, for crying out loud. You are nowhere close to being able to handle the adult emotions that accompany sex.

Stuff like this just makes me wonder. What is happening to the world? Am I just sheltered? It can’t be just me. I just…I don’t know what to say. Except, how did the world get so off track? Just look back 60 years ago and it was almost the complete opposite. The negative stigma associated with being a twenty-something virgin in today’s society is comparable to that associated with a single woman who did have sex back in the fifties. Why?

And don’t even get me started on little girls who dress way above their age.

7 thoughts on “Teri’s Soapbox

  1. I agree. There's not much more to say about that – but I do.
    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your question about when in April is a good time to come. You've probably already decided. I've nto had internet access for awhile, and I've been sick. But… whenever you're here, I'll be hanging with you. 🙂

  2. I'm right there with you. I heard that kids were having oral sex in middle school a few years ago and almost fainted. I lost my virginity two weeks before I was 15 and I know I was not ready and I know I didn't fully realize what was going on. There was a big media hype in the last year about how high schoolers were having a lot of "friends with benefits" type relationships and nobody ever really asked why. Most of the kids interviewed said that sex just wasn't a big deal. I think that the problem is keeping the idea of what sex actually is at the forefront of our mind and pushing back media's cynical interpretation of sex. It's hard, I know.

  3. Speaking of things that piss us off…
    One of my friends just posted a link to basic instructions for giving someone an abortion. step by step to home D&C, in case abortion is outlawed.
    How safe is that? It actually made me want to throw up a little. Since my friend didn't allow comments to the entry, and I needed to rant… thought I'd post to your rant and hijack your space.
    Do you think that the writer will take responsibilty when some internet do-it-yourselfer perforates her friend's uterus?

    • Take up all the space you want, dearie.
      Do you remember waaaay back in high school when I wrote that satirical ad for the Home Abort-a-Baby kit? And how funny it was 'cause it was so ridiculous? Yeah.

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