FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fayetteville 13-year-old Chloe Rubiano is saving herself for marriage, but school officials think she should keep that to herself.
Robiano, a student at Ramay Junior High, purchased a t-shirt at a Christian festival that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front, and “I’m loving my husband and I haven’t even met him” on the reverse, which sums up her beliefs on sex and marriage.
But school officials banned the shirt and forced the teen to wear a school-issued gym shirt instead, because the Virginity Rocks message could lead to uncomfortable conversations about sex, 5News reports.
“I really like the shirt because I was always raised that way,” Rubiano told the news site. “I didn’t really think anyone would make a big deal out of it.”
“Rubiano said her vice principal told her that the shirt could distract the classroom environment, with the possibility that it ‘opens up too many doors for conversations,’” 5News reports.
The girl’s mother, Bambi Crozier, doesn’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing.
“This is part of sex (education) to me. Virginity is where you need to be,” Crozier said. “It represents what she believes. I’m very thankful that Chloe has this belief.”
Regardless, Rubiano plans to continue to wear the shirt, just not to school.
“She needs to respect the wishes that the leadership has. And, she will. She’s a good kid,” Crozier said.
The incident is seemingly contradictory to the detailed and graphic sex education curriculum in place in many public schools.
In Hawaii, for example, a curriculum coauthored by Planned Parenthood raised concerns from middle school parents and lawmakers about its glorification homosexuality and other deviant sexual behavior, as well as the medical accuracy of the material.
The program, Pono Choices, is opposed by the vast majority of parents, as evidenced by a Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll. The program was imposed on students as a research project, and promoted through a flood of television and other advertising backed by Planned Parenthood, STOPP reports.
Near San Francisco, parents in the Fremont Unified School District circulated a petition to ban “Your Health Today” because of “pornographic” material inappropriate for its intended middle school audience, the Washington Post reports.
According to the curriculum:
Touch is a sensual form of communication that can elicit feelings of tenderness and affections as well as sexual feelings. It is an important part of foreplay, touching that increases sexual arousal and precedes sexual intercourse. Some areas of the body are more sensitive to touch than others. Skin in the nonspecific erogenous zones of the body (the inner thighs, armpits, shoulders, feet, ears, and sides of the back and neck) contain more nerve endings than do many other areas; these areas are capable of being aroused by touch.
Skin in the specific erogenous zones (penis, clitoris, vulva, perineum, lips, breasts and buttocks) has an even higher density of nerve endings, and nerve endings are closer to the skin surface. The landscape of erotic touch includes holding hands, kissing, stroking, caressing, squeezing, tickling, scratching, and massaging.
Other topics in the book include bondage and discipline “in which restriction of movement (e.g. using handcuffs or ropes) or sensory deprivation (using blindfolds or masks) is employed for sexual enjoyment.”
All of which, of course, makes the “Virginity Rocks” message seem not only appropriate, but critically important to counter the “sex is great” message many students receive at school.