Here’s a roundup of how various media outlets have handled a study on teenagers’ redefinitions of the words abstinence and virginity. It’s amazing how much of a worldview can be packed into a simple headline.
Study: Teens Who Pledge Virginity Try To Bend The Rules (MTV.com)
Virginity Pledges Don’t Work (mensnewsdaily.com)
Exploit your children for fun and profit (commentary in The Journal Times, Racine, Wisc.)
More Evidence Of Dangers Of Abstinence Programs (365gay.com)
Virginity Pledge Mere Vanity (China Daily)
Study: Kids who pledge abstinence take risks (Indianapolis Star)
Depends on What You Mean by Abstinence (Concord Monitor)