Saturday, 1 December 2007

Knickers in a twist

Perhaps it is because I've not had much sleep recently thanks to a sick baby, but that advert by our infinitely lacking in wisdom Government is getting on my nerves.
It shows some young people at a nightclub or some such venue and then they rush home to jump into bed with each other, casually discarding a rather unattractive pair of knickers with the word 'gonorrhoea' beautifully embroidered on them. This is followed by the old cannard "Wear a Condom" as condoms according to this advert are 'essential wear'.
It's just so stupid- SHE SHOULD WEAR HER KNICKERS! then they wouldn't need any fancy embroidery. Keeping her knickers on should be essential wear.
And while I'm ranting-do young people really need such a patronising approach? Are they really so stupid they can't be told along with 'Don't drink and drive','Don't do drugs', 'Don't smoke', 'don't cross the road without looking', 'Recycle' and DON'T HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE WHO IS NOT YOUR SPOUSE.
My teenage children wear chastity rings. They are proud to do so because it is a sign of their dignity and self respect.
Sadly I had to order the rings from the USA-I can't find them available in the UK. Why is that?


gemoftheocean said...

It's like those surveys that asked people right after AIDS became widely talked about "Do you plan to change your sexual habits?" They went berzerk when a certain number of people said "No." It never occurred to "them" that a number of people do lead chaste lives already. So there would be no need for them to "alter their lifestyle."

IT's God's way of telling you to see what you can do about getting a franchise for the UK.

gemoftheocean said...

And if she MUST "take the pill" she can hold it between her knees. Absolutely NO side affects.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

LOL! Karen-no side effects at all.
I just might start a UK franchise for pro-life and chastity material...a little homeschool mum business.

AutumnRose said...

Amen and Amen!

antonia said...

I think it's because the English are a lot apathetic than the Americans

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Sadly true-the English are apathetic. We look at the state our children are in and shrug with a kind of 'who can figure it out?' attitude.
My husband works for CAMHS (child and adolescent Mental Health Services). He isn't going to be out of work any time soon.