That One Time When Texas Banned Condoms and Homosexuality From Sex Ed
Sex ed in the U.S. has been known to be sub par due to this country’s “traditional” take on sex — but a particularly harrowing example of how conservative ideas have been strangling our sex education system involves 1990s Texas. In the Slate video above, journalist Laura Moser explains how George W. Bush revised 1990s sex ed textbooks so that there was little to nothing about condoms and STDs, and homosexuality was completely omitted from the text. Why? Because, according to the conservatives, the books were “promoting condom use and sexualizing innocent teenagers.” Watch the video for the low down on the dirty details of the revision.
What do you think about the sex education in other conservative states?