Thursday, July 11, 2013

Somebody found a Palin family sex education pamphlet.

Sorry I couldn't resist.

Actually this is a health brochure available in the 1960's.

P.S. There also a cringe worthy video to go along with this.

P.P.S. To be serious for a moment the term "retarded" is STILL in use within the mental health community, and the difficultly of teaching those with limited mental capacity really IS quote a challenge.

Of course considering Palin's hypocrisy with attacking people for using the word, while behind closed doors using it frequently and within earshot of Trig, and her rather "retarded" views of teenage sexuality, made this a must post for me.


  1. Anonymous2:37 AM

    It's p.p.s. not p.s.s.

  2. comeonpeople3:31 AM

    Trisomy G was a very common term in that era as well - at least that's what I gleaned from my medical lit search. Is it used in this pamphlet?
    Poor Tri-G.
    What a bad sad name choice.

  3. Anonymous3:39 AM

    The creators of these publications have apparently been trying for the last 50 years to come up with more basic female sexuality educational products for Republican men, but unfortunately their efforts have been unsuccessful.

    1. Anonymous7:16 AM

      They just don't want to read about all that icky stuff.

  4. Anonymous4:10 AM

    Whoa there Gryphen. MEDICAL community, not the mental heath community. BTW it is a descriptive word describing, you guessed it, retarded brain functions. It's a diagnoses and nothing more of, you guessed it, retarded brain functions.

  5. Anonymous4:11 AM

    As EVER......

    "Projection, thy name is PALIN."

  6. Anonymous6:33 AM

    "How to tell the retarded girl about menopause."

    Someone should have given this book to Sarah before July 3, 2009.

  7. Anonymous11:00 AM

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  8. Gryphen, I remember when "retarded" was used all the time. Another term used is "down syndrome." I had a teacher in high school who had a daughter with down syndrome. She told us that she would be taking a few years off school because her daughter was now 10 years old and not expected to live beyond 12 years old. She wanted to spend as much time as she could with her before she reached 12 years old.
    I have been involved as a volunteer in mental health and have also worked in mental health since 1985. I don't remember anyone using "retarded" in reference to people with "developmental disabilities." That's the term we all used. If anyone still uses the term "retarded" it's because they are ignorant and discriminatory against a population of people who have every right to live their lives like anyone else in society. We now know that people with developmental disabilities no longer live in institutions. They are mainstreamed into life and their life expectancy is now into their 60s.

    1. I hate to disagree but the label retarded is still used as a diagnosis for those with developmental delays.

      I know this because just a week ago I was at a team meeting and the chart for the child we were discussing had that marked down as his diagnosis.

      It shocked me too, as I have not seen it used that way for years. But there it was.

    2. I know that it's a diagnosis and it's time has come to change as it's a term that invites all sorts of prejudice. Just like many of us are against using the diagnosis of "schizophrenia" because it's a hodgepodge that only attracts prejudice and discrimination against people who are labeled "schizophrenic." It's a shock when these diagnosis are used in ways that are painful for the people who are labeled with them and their families. Thank you for sharing this to let us know it is still used in people's health records.


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