Hero Teacher, Banned From Demoing Condom-Use, Demos 'Sock-Use' Instead

Mississippi boasts some of the highest rates of teen childbirth and young-adult HIV in the United States. It also prohibits "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." What's a responsible sex educator to do? Why, demonstrate how to properly apply a sock, of course!

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As laudable as this teacher's workaround is, we can't help but wonder if Mississippi's draconian sex-ed law might be further circumvented by claiming that condoms can be worn as socks.

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H/t MoJo

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LadyCommentariat
Lady Commentariat

As a former public high school teacher who was volun-ordered to teach health classes regardless of my certification, this guy is my FREAKING HERO. This is an exemplary educator: he identified a huge (ahem) need regardless of local political BS (which hamstrings educators more than you might think but somehow rarely gets press), found a number of great analogies: you, sir: Educator of the Year, putting actual needs of kids first despite what the adults around them want to acknowledge.