Remind the class that people—even really strong people—can be pulled down by people making unhealthy, risky choices.” (p.
177) With statements such as these, the curriculum seems to be creating a division between students who have remained abstinent who embody the positive character traits that the curriculum espouses-and teens who have had sexual intercourse who are portrayed as damaged or dirty.
The curriculum also uses messages of shame to create a divide between those students who have already been sexually active and those who have not.p.
31) The curriculum tells students that “The problem in the U. Pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted disease) are both merely potential consequences of premarital sex, multiple partners, and infidelity within marriage.” (p.
(asserts that “Teens are emotionally wounded due to broken hearts and emotions that result when they get involved with sexual activity.