Arizona Eagletarian

Arizona Eagletarian

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dominionists fight to oppress our children in Tempe

Last week, the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board voted 3-2 in favor of a resolution to develop a sex ed curriculum based on a framework similar to the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) program. Dominionists (Alliance Defending "Freedom"... which really means oppression of high school students by keeping them from learning science (fact) based information on the subject) were and apparently still are in a tizzy over the vote.

The FLASH framework includes,

The sexual violence prevention lessons are further based on the Social-Ecological Model and the Confluence Model. The Social Ecological model seeks to impact factors that support violence at four levels: 1) individual, 2) relationship, 3) community and 4) society. FLASH focuses primarily on the levels 2, 3 and 4. The use of scenarios, introspective work and social norm re-setting addresses these levels. Visit the CDC's Violence Prevention website for more information:
TUHSD Governing Board member and Tempe City Council candidate David Schapira made the motion in last week's board meeting, after Cathi Herrod's oppression troops did their best to demonize David and Planned Parenthood.

What exactly does Cathi Herrod and her ilk have against sexual violence prevention?

I stand with David Schapira and I stand with Planned Parenthood.

Tell the Orwellian (and narcissistically/ironically) named Alliance Defending Freedom that we want our students to grow up having as much fact based knowledge as possible rather than living in the oppression of ignorance and sexual violence.

1 comment:

  1. I stand with David Schapira and I stand with Planned Parenthood too.

    Personally I just can't understand wanting to keep "fact based knowledge" from our children. They certainly are exposed to 'hearsay knowledge' from their peers.
    I think some parents (and other adults) buy in to these such ideas because they are so afraid of losing control of young people - and that they might get hurt. The best thing we can do is to teach our children to think for themselves and learn how to minimize the hurt that they will inevitably feel as a human being and member of our society. More information generally provides for a better outcome in any situation - as opposed to having less or no information.