huffpost writer is mad that 17 year old girl (on modern family) is having sex with boyfriend

...so mad, in fact, that she'd like to "like to take whoever wrote this plot line and poke out their eyes with hot poker sticks."

why is she mad?

IT IS UNREALISTIC TO SHOW TEENS HAVING SEX
"Seventeen and sexually active? Really? This isn't the same as the show's toddler letting loose with an F-bomb in a prior episode. (Don't they all do that at some point?)

The problem I have with this is that I don't believe that every high school senior is out there having sex, is ready to have sex or needs to feel that 17 or 18 is the appropriate age to have sex because he or she saw it on prime-time TV.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, only 13 percent of teens have had sex by age 15 and 30 percent -- of both male and female teens -- still haven't had intercourse by the time they turn 19. Let me say it again: Not everybody is doing it." the same guttmacher institute actually says that 70% of teens have had sexual intercourse by the time they turn 19...and that the average age for teens to have sexual intercourse for the first time is 17...but w/e, picking, choosing, and rephrasing your statistics is a time-honored tradition of journalism!!

TEEN SEX IS EVIDENCE OF BAD PARENTING
"Go ahead and flame me, all you parents who justify your lack of parenting with lame lines like 'All the kids are doing it.' Here's a news flash: They aren't. And maybe yours wouldn't be either if you had taught them about responsibility and consequences and not gone belly-up on doing your job."

YOU WILL GET PREGNANT AND DIE
"But those teens who do have sex may face serious consequences. The Guttmacher Institute reports that each year, 750,000 teenage girls between 15 and 19 in the U.S. get pregnant. In 2008, those between 13 and 24 years old comprised 17 percent of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. The Institute also reports that while '15-24-year-olds represent only one-quarter of the sexually active population, they account for nearly half (9.1 million) of the 18.9 million new cases of STIs each year.' These numbers reveal that some sexually active teens are taking serious risks, making responsible coverage of the issue even more important." responsible coverage = a b s t i n e n c e, ofc. NOT an emphasis on safe sex because after all...

SEX IS NOT SOMETHING YOU DO TO FEEL GOOD (FACT)
"Seventeen-year-olds may be physically ready to have intercourse, but emotionally they are far from being able to handle it. Unless you depersonalize sex and turn it into a sport for physical release -- in which case, may I suggest you just buy a vibrator and avoid the risk of HIV and pregnancy -- intercourse is something more, something bigger. It's an intimate expression of love between two people, not something you do just to feel good."

UGH, WHY IS HALEY SUCH A WHORE?
"Maybe the writers of 'Modern Family,' which has been ground-breaking on so many other worthy fronts, could have skipped the low-hanging fruit on the ratings tree and instead shown us a Haley who surprises us all by announcing to her boyfriend that sex will just have to wait until college?"

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