A lot of us would probably have rejected the "gift" of life had we been given the chance. Now that we have it we need to think deeply before we have children ourselves and, if we already have them, we need to accept the obligation of discussing the issue with them (or their children, our grand children) trying to convince them to think long and hard about it - not from their perspective but from that of the child they may selfishly consider bringing into existence.

How about if we campaign to make TBYF (Think Before You Fuck) as popular as TGIF? Maybe we should start wearing buttons or T Shirts with TBYF in big, red letters stamped on them (see the images). Pass them out free of charge to all secondary school kids.

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Could T.B.Y.F. Equal T.G.I.F.?
Could T.B.Y.F. Equal T.G.I.F.?

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express 2 years 30 weeks ago
#1

Planned Parenthood might be interested. Anyone have a connection with PP?

Alberto Ceras 2 years 30 weeks ago
#2

I tried to find an email address for Planned Parenthood on their web page but no luck - only phone and fax numbers. I did find a spot for sending "your own story" that I used, inappropriately, to paste my suggestion. I don't think it will work but who knows, it just might. In the meantime any help would be appreciated. For the puritanical anti-four-letter-anglo/saxon word folks Fuck can be changed to Fornication without major loss of meaning (but it wouldn't attract as many teen-agers).

I hope that it will get a few laughs but even more than that I hope it will initiate some serious exchange. A button or T shirt wearer will surely get a lot of questions from the curious. That just might open the door to constructive dialogue. I'm going to design an alternate T shirt that will have (in much smaller letters) just above the condom: "Be a rappa, not a papa" and right below the pills: " Be a NahNah, not a mama." I'd like to see it take off, and if it does I don't care who might take or receive credit for it. If it could prevent even one unwanted pregnancy that would be reward enough.

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