“I’m a mom. I have two kids…I know a little bit about how babies are made, and it doesn’t take 102 pages of sex education to explain that!” declares Kari Lake, who’s running to be the next Governor of Arizona. She’s very upset about the state of education overall, claiming that public schools are indoctrinating kids into Marxism, but ultimately, it’s the sex education that seems to have her flummoxed.
In a short video clip obtained and shared by Patriot Takes, Lake can be witnessed musing about the possible contents of 102 pages of sex education curriculum. Unfortunately, possibilities like birth control options, protection against sexually transmitted infections, the parts of the reproductive system (both internal and external), warning signs for intimate partner violence and how to get help, among other important and relevant sexual education topics, don’t seem to occur to her.
Of course, if going to a local school district or requesting a copy of the 102 page curriculum in question to either read or have an aide go over is really too much for a someone who hopes to be elected to the head of her state, Lake could always just check online. Sex Education Collaborative (here) and the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy (here) could both answer many of her questions.
If she checked, Lake would quickly learn that her state doesn’t require sex-ed programs to teach about consent, but does require an emphasis on abstinence until adulthood. It doesn’t require sex education to be taught in any school at all, but does require parental permission for a student to attend. The state also requires sex-ed courses to emphasize heterosexual relationships and the potential for consequences of sexual activity in adolescents, and the financial consequences of pregnancy and parenting, and the potential legal consequences of sex with a minor.
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