Statistically, 46.8% of all high school kids have had sex before they graduate.
Judging from movies, books, and TV shows, you would think it was 100%.
What about the other 53.2%? Who writes books, movies, and TV shows for them?
Yesterday, I read a blog. I can't remember which blog it was, so if it was yours, speak up! But this blog mentioned how it almost seems to be required in YA literature to have the 16+ aged kids having sex.
Why is that?
Why is it that movies show everyone living together? Okay, lots of people do. WE GET THAT. But not EVERYBODY does.
In my books, some kids are having sex and some kids are not. Kind of like real life.
Why does the media make fun of the kids that are not having sex? Like they aren't having sex because they are plain, ugly, socially inept, rather than because maybe they don't want to.
We should respect other people. Especially if they are willing to take a stand against something popular. That's respectable.
When I was in high school, there was a girl in my class that was a member of a strict religious group. I'd known her since elementary school, actually. She wasn't allowed to cut her hair or wear make-up, get contacts, or wear pants or short skirts.
This girl was nothing short of AMAZING.
I didn't share her religious beliefs. But I didn't ever think of her as crazy or fanatical. I admired her ability to live what she believed. She was a beautiful girl who knew how to carry herself. She was very smart and very kind. To this day, I honor her and what she stood for.
So. Who's writing books about girls that are smart and sexy and beautiful and not having sex? Who's making movies about kids that go to class and have fun at football games and don't drink?
I don't know about the movies part, but I'm doing my part with the books. This is my stand. To portray life the way it REALLY is. Not the way Hollywood thinks it is.
today's goal: 112/169
tomorrow's goal: page 122/171