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School News: Plan B and Paddling
To combat high teen pregnancy rates, Plan B morning-after contraceptive pills are being distributed to girls as young as 14 in 50 New York City high schools. The program actually started four years ago and was recently expanded without a peep of uproar. Parents can opt their daughters out, but only 1-2 percent have done so, maybe because over 7,000 New York City girls aged 15-17 get pregnant every year. “How many unwed mothers do we need?” asked one mom.
Meanwhile, in Texas, the Springtown district has elected to not only keep but expand its corporal punishment policy. When two teenage girls were paddled to the point of bruising by male assistant principals, parents complained. It wasn’t the bruising that bothered them so much – it was the gender of the paddlers. District policy specified that paddling was to be done by administrators of the same sex as the student. So naturally the school board changed the policy to allow administrators to paddle students of the opposite sex, with the explanation that there simply weren’t enough female school administrators to spank all the bad girls.
Maybe that’s a hint. Would the screwing and the beating decrease if teenage girls had more female mentors and role models?