Amy T. Schalet, author of "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex" advocates allowing children to have sex at home. The assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst was recently invited as a guest speaker to a Planned Parenthood luncheon in the "Consider This" series in Orange County, California.
The sociologist compares parental attitudes of the Dutch to those of Americans, whose ideas are clearly inferior, as they "dramatize" teen sex, have discussions of "raging hormones" and of boys "wanting only one thing," and promoting shame of not being a "good girl", as reported in thestate.com.
For Planned Parenthood, it seems that promoting abstinence is not an appropriate alternative, as made clear in this disturbing cartoon that has since been scrubbed from their website.
Ms. Schalet has stated, "In the Netherlands if a girl is in a relationship, she's not a slut for wanting sex, for making decisions about sex," she said. Most parents deem teen sexuality a "part of your life that you are allowed to own and make choices about." So, does this mean that in her mind American parents think their daughter is a "slut" if she wants to make decisions about sex?
The sociologist went on to say that in the Netherlands, parents feel that their children are ready for sex at around age 16, according to lifesitenews. In her op-ed for the NYTimes last year, Ms. Schalet stated, "Normalizing teenage sex under the family roof opens the way for more responsible sex education." She claims that this practice helps to control teen pregnancy.
Much of the work done by Amy T. Schalet is funded by the Ford Foundation, which professes to "Work with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide."
Is Planned Parenthood about Women's Health?
The ideas put forth here are reminiscent of those brought forth by a Planned Parenthood "whistleblower", who exposed a disturbing memo that was created by the organization in response to a request by the government to assist with overpopulation concerns. Why is the government asking a women's health organization about overpopulation?
The memo had such recommendations as sterilizing the water, encourage increased homosexuality, require women to work and provide few childcare options, confine childbearing to a limited number of adults, make contraception truly available and accessible to all, compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and other shocking suggestions.
The writer of this memo, Frederick S. Jaffe, received the Margaret Sanger Award, which the Planned Parenthood website touts as its "highest honor". According to the Planned Parenthood site, Jaffe "was a leader in helping achieve national recognition of the right of individuals to make their own private childbearing decisions." Interesting that such an award would go to a man who suggested sterilizing the water to reduce overpopulation.