Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Indiana mom freaks out about harmless fundraiser

I just saw this on the news at the airport, and I knew I had to look it up. An Indiana mom is upset at a fundraiser the Elwood school system has been using for the last 15 years. What could this evil fundraiser be? The middle school sex-a-thon? A baby eating contest? Selling the souls of students for charity?

Nope, it's a silly matchmaking survey.

I laughed when I saw this story because my Indiana middle school and high school did this same exact fundraiser. The questions were horrible things like "How often do you play videogames?" and "Do you like reading books for fun?" We'd then see if any of our best friends made the top ten, giggle, and then forget about it a day later.

But this mom is concerned because it's obviously a survey that promotes underaged sex and teen pregnancy. Are you kidding me? It's a totally optional for charity and for fun. Of course, fun leads to sex. No fun allowed.

Anyway, the idea that middle schoolers still see each other as having cooties is ridiculous. I had classmates who were dating in he 4th grade. Wake up, mom. If you're concerned with your child's sexuality, teach them sex ed. Don't ban everything that may vaguely be associated with relationships.


  1. My 9 year old son has kissed a girl. I know because his 7 year old brother thought it was hilarious and came down stairs to tell us. We were having dinner with the mother of the girl. I now blame the Indiana school system. Despite living in California. I also blame liberal/atheist/feminist blogs and Obama.

    OK, thanks, I'm done.

  2. This is why I can't stand living in Indiana. At least the kids in this story go to public non-religious schools I'm stuck in a fucking catholic school learning how naughty sex is all the time. I mean it's just so constant all of this bullshit about sex it's like parents don't realize most kid's learn about sex when there like 8 or 9.

  3. I was definitely laying the kisses down on the girls as early as third grade. I didn't know a damned thing about what else to do with 'em, but I sure did like kissing them and I blame the school system. I WOULD NEVER HAVE LIKED GIRLS OR SEX IF IT WASN'T FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM!!!

  4. imagine what would have happened if same sex partner was selected as some children match.

  5. we did this in my middle school as well. Of course it drove me to have sex right then and there.

    Anyway, I think the anonymous poster above brings up a good point. If anyone should be outraged about this, it's the gays. It's kind of discriminatory that it only selects opposite sex matches.

  6. Yeah, we did the same thing. I was pissed because I didn't get matched with one of the hot chicks in my grade.

    I would say Disney princesses have done way more to make girls interested in romance and sex than any silly little survey. You should do a rant about Disney! They're melting my nieces brains!

  7. Just as we all know that dihydrogen monoxide is too dangerous to have around and should be illegal (http://www.dhmo.org/dihydrogen-monoxide/). We also now that "fun" is a 3 letter word that usually leads to the other 3 letter word "sex" so of course we must "save the children" and make it illegal too!!!!
    FOR the CHILDREN!!!!!

  8. Anyone here ever actually been to Elwood? There's a sign as you enter the town on its main road that reads "Welcome to Elwood, a happy all-white community". No, I'm not joking.