A high school senior in West Virginia is making all feminists proud. Katelyn Campbell is raising an injunction against her principal for threatening to call her future college and say she had bad character. She refused to go to an event thrown by the school which just so happened to be a sexual education assembly presented by a very conservative woman, named Pam Stenzel. Katelyn refused to go to this abstinence only assembly. Her principal said that yes they differed in view but that it was okay. But he tried to call Wellseley College and tell them of her standoffishness. Katelyn hopes her injunction will keep her freedom of expression in the school and she hopes to keep her ideals of the freedom of speech. Wellseley tweeted that they were excited to have her come to their college after standing up for what she believes in. I think this story is both sad and amazing
Sad because her principle is so closed minded that and abstinence only speaker was invited. And then he is getting a bad rap now for forcing those who don’t want to go things at his school that they are forced to go. We talked about in class not slut shaming and how if you want to have sex it is your decision and you can define it as a relationship or as not one. Sex is your right and your power and is supposed to be your own and is incredibly important to a later decision if this is not in your control there will be less fighting and etc. I hope that her school considers the face that the policy was bad enough a high school student notices.
This girl is so brave to be able to do something like that and not fear the repercussions. She is inspiring to me. I am so happy that there is hope yet for this world and culture whn I hear stories like this. I hope that young people continue to speak out against limited sexual education and a good lecture about life and how it works.
I wish I had the courage to do that in my sex ed classes but often my teacher was the one who allegedly did the crime of being with a student. West Virginia watch out you have a raging feminism support group now that this is public so be prepared for equality and intersectionality it will come knocking at the door.