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Member # 48014
posted 08-07-2010 03:05 PM
So, I'm in a performance art/monologue/poetry/other stuff/self-expression group at my college, and I have an idea for a piece for a show themed about sexuality. The piece is going to incorporate personal stories from myself and from others in the group, but I wanted to see if you guys had any input. I'm trying to gather as many stereotypes and negative views about young people's sexuality to put into the piece, and overall, gather some inspiration. I wanted to see if anyone had anything to add, stories to tell, whathaveyou. Here's my list so far: -parents making jokes about shooting dates who would dare touch their daughters -parents making jokes about daughters being allowed to have sex when they're 30 -"pseudoscience, where stereos blasting hormones make messages hard to send" (that's a line I'm thinking of including) -"kids these days" -dishonesty, mistrust -we'd rather you didn't have sex, but here's a condom anyway (oh? and why not?) -teen parenting: "degradation of our society" (yep. my Dad gave me that gem.) -all teens are like THIS -not letting teens learn from mistakes -not finding the words to talk to teens -not challenging teens or giving them real tools -youth being alone to deal with their sexualities -parents denying what their kids do and kids left blind because of it -"protecting youth from broken hearts" -victim blaming -"purity" "chastity" "children are innocent" -"My parents won't love me if I'm gay" -"I'm a sinner" -"It's my fault I was raped" -women as gatekeepers of male sexuality -you WILL get an STD...and die. -fear, fear, and more fear What I'm looking for is just like buzzwords and sound bytes from the abstinence-only/comprehensive debate that you may have seen or experienced, or stereotypes that have caused you trouble or issues. What I want to get at in the piece is that sexuality issues with youth go beyond education in schools, or some teen pregnancy statistic. I want to say that this sex negativity is so very ingrained in society that it influences young people every day. The line that I think that I will be continuously repeating is, "It's an abstinence-only world out there." Any help would be appreciated beyond measure
Member # 44734
posted 08-08-2010 02:32 AM
-Getting pregnant at a young age (or having sex, even) is pitiful and disappointing to your parents, because you're straying from the path they set out for you. (This is something one of my relatives said not too long ago. It's all I have for now, I'll come back if I remember more
Member # 41657
posted 08-08-2010 08:04 AM
Masturbation: is wrong/self abuse/selfish/I'm quite sure my kids don't do that, which is why when I was serving on the MPAA I wanted movies that mentioned the subject to be rated NC-17/will make you go blind/is something only men and or male bodied people do/means you don't like the partnered sex you're having/makes you a slut/legal minors shouldn't have access to sex toys/teens without locks on their bedroom doors or even a bedroom door that doesn't shut properly (that was me).
Abortion is something teenagers are often denied fully autonomous access to, with many states having parental notification laws and in some cases parental consent laws. Being gay is a choice/the result of bad parenting and straight camp/therapy will fix it.
Member # 42492
posted 08-09-2010 09:59 PM
- "I'm so glag you're a decent girl", as opposed to what I would be if they knew I'd had sex
-"Aren't you glad you waited, since you're not with him anymore?", because you know it's *so horrible* to not spend the rest of your life with the first person you have sex with. If I think of any more, I'll repost