This is Why Americans Should Home School

A reader sent me this awful story from Maryland where an 18-month-old was found to have gonorrhea. Police are investigating several friends of the family in an attempt to figure out who infected the baby. The real story for us is in the comments where we see that decades of political correctness in public schools have so watered down education into a semi-theological goop designed to ensure no one is ever blamed for anything that they have apparently begun teaching the old “I got it from a toilet seat” myth as fact in some health class. Read this comment and weep:

Edbiscane at 10:32 AM May 12, 2010

Bacteria and viruses are spread through contact.  This means that you can contract a genital disease by shaking an infected person’s hand and then touching your genitals.  You people need to think before you go on your tirades to destroy and kill people.  People get genital warts and gonorrhea without sexual contact all the time.  That’s fact.  Think. Learn. Breathe.

So this person’s theory is that a toddler shock hands with a guy whose gonorrhea was leaking out his fingertips, then the little girl rubbed her magical hand gonorrhea on her genitals, possibly while changing her own diaper.

The worst part about this is that no one in the comments challenged this nonsense and this is not the first time I’ve heard this theory. What are people learning in schools that makes them think it’s possible to get the clap from shaking hands?

If I had a kid I wouldn’t want to find out. Home school them before some teacher tells them they can be vaccinated against car accidents.


3 Responses to “This is Why Americans Should Home School”

  1. DodiaFae on May 17th, 2010 12:08 am

    Ug… I’d love to home school my kids.

    I’ve known too many kids who believed they couldn’t get pregnant the first time they have intercourse (or STDs), that they wouldn’t get pregnant (or STDs) if they have sex while standing, etc., etc., etc. It’s really very disturbing. I even dated a guy who believed (or at least he *seemed* to believe) that a man who doesn’t have regular sex is more prone to testicular cancer… I nearly spit my drink on him LOLing. And I told him he was an idiot, and I hoped he didn’t expect women to believe that line. But he truly seemed to believe it. And that’s a scary thing.

    And sex education is not the only thing lacking in public schools. Aside from the fact that over-crowded classrooms mean students are getting less individualized attention, and therefore, more students are doing more poorly in subjects they were already struggling in. And then there’s safety.

  2. Rob Taylor on May 17th, 2010 1:20 am

    Don’t even get me started on the safety. I’ve heard horror stories form teens I’ve worked with.

  3. Tina on May 17th, 2010 5:09 am

    The fact still remains that a baby has been sexually assaulted. I am sick and tired of these sick scum bags from hell doing this. I hope that the authorities find more evidence to convict the perp and put him away forever. I would vote harsher consequences for the care-givers or parents of these poor babies. A parent is there to love and protect their children at any cost. If you’re too ignorant to know that, then don’t have any.

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