A Lesson From Firefly: Abstinence Ethics Do Not Harm Rape Victims

With the escape of the three woman (and rape daughter) in Cleveland, Ohio, Elizabeth Smart has been back in the news and is being used to try to frame “traditional morality” with helping women get raped. Smart was also a woman who was abducted, held captive, and raped continuously. She has testified that abstinence education made her too ashamed to want to escape. She says that the instruction compared promiscuity to sharing chewing gum. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of Read more […]