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MTSS goes CC

Remember when I posted that video from the fantabulous Midwest Teen Sex Show? Well, I just found out, thanks to WMC, that Comedy Central invited MTSS to make a full-length pilot episode this summer that could get picked up.

It's true, I have a few issues with Comedy Central, including some messed up gender dynamics they have over there. At The Daily Show, there are no official female writers. Samantha Bee is a correspondent and occasional writer, as is Kristin Schall, but that's it. And according to Courtney at feministing, a friend who auditioned for a stand-up series on Comedy Central was told that they will only sign five women maximum. Out of around 30 total. 

Because, as anybody knows, women aren't funny. And to quote the brilliant author of that article, "please do not pretend not to know what I'm talking about." 

Forget Tina Fey. Forget Kathy Griffin. Forget Sarah Haskins. Forget about millions of other women. Women aren't funny. Or maybe they're not funny because the public is only exposed on a larger scale to funny men? WELL THERE'S A HEAD SCRATCHER. 

Anyway, back to MTSS (my tangential ways must be stopped). Comedy Central may have redeemed themselves a little bit on this one for me. 

Considering that since 1995, comprehensive sex education has been on the decline in favor of abstinence only sex education. Well, after all, it's the only Jesus-approved sex education (well, this may not be from Jesus's mouth PER SE...but we're pretty sure it's what he wanted. Yeah...pretty sure Jesus didn't like TEENAGE WHORES). It's also the only form of sex education that will be completely useless if you, like 46% of 15-19 year olds here in the US, have sex.

I am dead serious when I say that MTSS should be incorporated into COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION. In addition to straight up information, I think it would really capture teens attention (I don't think, actually, thousands of people, mostly ages 13-24, watch their episodes every month). 

What the hell is wrong with injecting humor into what is inevitably an awkward situation? You'd think all the gym teachers stuck with the job of talking about sex, having to face those equally amused and horrified teenage faces, would want to hand the job on over to somebody else. Somebody who could probably do it better. Like the MTSS cast. 

 

And if it's on Comedy Central, well then that's just a wider opportunity to reach all the poor souls who are still subjected to abstinence only clowns (literally), like the kids in my home state of Ohio.

Because "having sex before you are married is just like juggling machetes!" and "sex before marriage will destroy all of your life's dreams!"

Thank god for MTSS. Humping cows beat an abstaining clown any day.

 



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