Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Hustler University
What's with the generalizations?
I've been to Europe three times in the last three years. I enjoyed my time there. The transportation system is a helluva lot more organized than most US cities I've been to. I enjoy the culture. I've had a few things happen that I attribute to ignorance and the same things have happened in the states so I don't hold it against Europeans.
I think Europe is more progressive when it comes to social issues (domestic partnerships, maternity leave, healthcare, etc).
Abstinence-only education is the minority sex education that's only become "popular" because the federal government gives money to school districts who decide to implement it into their curriculum.
American Teens' lack of access to condoms (because our lil angels aren't supposed to be having sex or sexual thoughts), the stigma attached in American society to carrying condoms (girls who have them are considered whores) and the acceptance of teen pregnancy (we have day care in high schools for heaven's sake) is the real reason why Americans have a higher rate of teen pregnancy than Europe, although in the last decade it has dropped here while some countries in Europe have caught up.
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