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'All in good time': Brazil teens told not to have sex

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  1. [3]
    balooga
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    Why is this a BBC world news headline? I must be going crazy, it seems totally bizarre that this would be considered newsworthy for an international audience. The author’s tone is equally...

    Why is this a BBC world news headline? I must be going crazy, it seems totally bizarre that this would be considered newsworthy for an international audience. The author’s tone is equally perplexing to me, writing about this like it’s some kind of novel or outlandish idea.

    12 votes
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      mrbig
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      I'm not sure. BBC seems to have small sections about specific regions/countries, maybe this interferes with their filter for what constitutes relevant news. Regarding your other comment, I can say...

      Why is this a BBC world news headline?

      I'm not sure. BBC seems to have small sections about specific regions/countries, maybe this interferes with their filter for what constitutes relevant news.

      Regarding your other comment, I can say that abstinence as a replacement for sexual education was never public policy in Brazil, so this actually is novel and outlandish for most of us. It's a consequence of the shift to the far-right that took hold of the country. Maybe the author is reflecting our own reactions towards this practice.

      11 votes
  2. [4]
    cwagner
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    So they looked at the US, saw that it doesn’t work and decided to run with it? Seems kinda strange…

    So they looked at the US, saw that it doesn’t work and decided to run with it? Seems kinda strange…

    4 votes
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      ThatFanficGuy
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      I think the conservative ruling elite is promoting a thing that makes sense within their worldview, regardless of the international experience. I think it's a case of bias where the person in...

      I think the conservative ruling elite is promoting a thing that makes sense within their worldview, regardless of the international experience. I think it's a case of bias where the person in charge of the decision simply isn't looking to disprove the validity of their choice because they want it to be the correct one.

      Not uncommon to make big decisions blindly, especially in dire politics, where you have all the power. It's a fucking shame that it affects those who don't yet know better and can't really fight for their rights and well-being.

      11 votes
      1. vorotato
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        Either that or they thought that the increase in teen pregnancy meant ample lower wage workforce to draw from. I honestly am not sure that conservatives in power aren't doing this on purpose at...

        Either that or they thought that the increase in teen pregnancy meant ample lower wage workforce to draw from. I honestly am not sure that conservatives in power aren't doing this on purpose at this point...

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    2. mrbig
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      That's becoming more common each day. We're importing crap from the US, and forgetting about the good parts. We already got our very own anti-vaxxers.

      That's becoming more common each day. We're importing crap from the US, and forgetting about the good parts.

      We already got our very own anti-vaxxers.

      3 votes