RUSH: From the Washington Examiner: "The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and 'at-risk' 14- to 17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including..." wait for it "...better 'condom negotiation' tactics."
Better condom negotiation tactics.
"The National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing a University of Houston researcher the money because of the lack of study of female teen juveniles in trouble with the law. The school said the study, 'Choices - Teen: A Bundled Risk Reduction Intervention for Juvenile Justice Females,' will include 30 at-risk girls, ages 14-17, on intensive probation with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.
"The goal, said the school, is to determine if intervention programs will help the kids make better life decisions. According to Danielle Parish, the assistant professor at the school's Graduate College of Social Work --" For crying out loud. Graduate College of Social Work? She's conducting the National Institutes of Health-funded effort. She said "one of the big problems young girls need to learn is how to talk their boyfriends into using condoms."
Here's the thing. This is something, as a civilized male, I learned early on. Women have the trump card in these talks. Women have the trump card. What do you mean, condom negotiation?
How does what work? Women having the trump card? I don't know how a condom negotiation works, Snerdley. You think I know about this? This is part of the New School effort. This woman is going to teach young women 14 to 17 about condom negotiation. Not gonna teach them to say no; not gonna teach them to say, "You know, you have no business here at 14 getting involved in this." We're not gonna do anything that might actually be good for them. We're gonna go ahead and indulge them in what they want to do because of course we can't stop it.
Kids are gonna have sex; we can't stop that. Kids are gonna do dope; can't stop there. I mean, they're gonna smoke; we can stop that. They're gonna eat; we can stop that. Maybe what this study ought to do is teach these 14-year-old girls not to have sex. Do you realize how old-fashioned that makes me sound? I'm just throwing the younger demographics away here, Snerdley. You know what my attitude ought to be on this? Fully support condom negotiation, learn what it is, conduct my own seminar on it on this program, and go out and get the young demographics. Go ahead and concede the fact 14-year-old girls are gonna have sex, just do it. The new slogan for the school: "Just do it, but learn condom negotiations."
It's amazing me. No thought here. Government, National Institute of Health, no thought in suggesting that a 14 to 17-year-old maybe abstain? No, no. A hundred thousand dollars is going to be spent to teach teenage girls condom negotiation. Well, you know, when you start talking negotiation, you've got arbitration, you need a third-party mediator in something like this. I mean, when you start talking this kind of stuff...
RUSH: Condom negotiation: Where the rubber hits the road. That would be the title of the study that they're working down in Houston.