Okay, so here’s Jeb!, the Republican, and he has this teen sex thing all figured out.
One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this behavior, no reason to feel shame. Many of these young women and young men look around and see their friends engaged in the same irresponsible conduct. Their parents and neighbors have become ineffective at attaching some sense of ridicule to this behavior.
You mean like Sarah Palin and Bristol?
Goodness sake, I haven’t heard that argument since Dan Quayle tried it against Murphy Brown. It didn’t work then and it probably won’t work now.
Yeah, what this country needs is more shaming girls. And children. Those illegitimate children need to be rounded-up and have a Bush finger shook in their little faces. Maybe Jeb! could hire his brother to do the little “tsk, tsk” thing. I mean, face it, he’s had lots of experience with ridicule.
I guess sex education and the availability of contraceptives are second rate compared to public humiliation, or Jeb! would have suggested that.
Crossposted at juanitajean.com