"I don't care if the school nurse said
it's okay. Look what that thing is for!"
or . . .
"The school has lots of them pinned to a
cork board in the nurse's office. It must
be okay. I don't know why none of them
seem to have worked."
My opinion: Anyone too young, too shy, or too poor to ask for and buy their own condoms has no business having sex. Handing them out like candy, when schools can't even give out an Aspirin, implies that it's okay. If the kid is that young, it's not okay, and the schools should be reinforcing that message. No matter what Fluke claims, 5th and 6th grade kids are perfectly capable of waiting until they are older - as are ugly, self-centered 30 year-olds.
This is just another example of r/K Selection Theory in Biology.
In nature, whenever you take a population of any organism, and remove any competitive test for fitness prior to mating and reproduction, you get an increasingly r-selected populace. In that environment, the only trait Darwin favors is speed of offspring production. Since there is no test of fitness prior to reproduction, there is no selective stress favoring ability (or adaptation). As a result, fifteen retarded offspring (all of whom produce fifteen retarded offsprign themselves) are better from a Darwinian standpoint than one genius offspring, who only produces one genius offspring himself.
Individuals within r-selected populations have four main characteristics. Conflict and competition aversion/pacifism, Promiscuity/rejection of monogamy, Embrace of low-investment single-parenting, and acceptance/embrace of early mating activity in the young. Yes, Liberalism is just an intellectual manifestation of this primitive Darwinian psychology.
All of these are traits which speed/maximize offspring production - at the expense of evolutionary advancement.
We have eliminated the need for individuals to demonstrate responsibility or ability to produce prior to mating, we do not punish those who produce children without being able to support them, and we have even rewarded with copious welfare, those who mate as often as possible, and produce as many unproductive offspring as possible.
We are in the midst of a period of r-selection, and our population’s psychology is showing it.
In nature, r-selection continues until a population reaches the carrying capacity of the environment, at which point, there are not enough resources to go around, and resource scaricty begins to appear. (Sound familiar with today’s economy/debt crisis?). At this point, one will need to compete with peers for resources, and the less productive, more r-type psychologies will be culled.
In nature, this produces a K-selected psychology, which is noted as containing four psychological characteristics. Competitiveness/aggression, Embrace of monogamy, delaying sexual activity until fully mature, and performing high-investment two-parent child rearing. Here the environment favors the fittest, and those parents who work hard to make a few, highly fit offspring win while the fifteen retards who produce fifteen retards are culled. And yes, this primitive Darwinian psychology is the forerunner to all of modern Conservatism.
We have had a long period absent resource shortages, and our population’s psychology has shifted towards a more r-type psychology. After the coming hardships, we will tend more towards K-type behavior, and this will be naturally corrected, though it will not be pleasant, especially for the r-types who will either have to die, or leave for more socialist environs overseas.
Feel free to point this all out to any r-type Liberal familiar with Biology - it will give them fits. r-selected organisms are well noted as inferior in every regard to K-types, as their rejection of competitive tests of fitness leaves them lacking ability and adaptation. The linkage between Conservatism and K-selection and Liberalism and r-selection will be more than they can take.