Here are excerpts from that interview: CNN: Why should we assume workplace romances and flings are happening as often as ever? Trading sex for promotion is essentially prostitution.But it's not sexual harassment unless a woman claims discrimination. The definition of flirting is making people feel good about themselves.For instance, 61% of parents want young people to wait to have sex until they can handle the responsibility (45% advocated waiting for marriage), but only 52% of parents talked to their kids about sexual values, regardless of their beliefs.Experts suggest that starting the conversation may be the trickiest part." CNN: Given what we know so far about the Letterman story, what is the biggest takeaway at this point?
What the inquiry found was that eight out of 10 young people have talked to their parents about sexuality.CNN: When it goes beyond flirtation and someone gets burned, don't women more often than men pay the price? " Men are saying [vis-a-vis the Letterman issue], "So what?Williams: The majority of managers are still, by and large, men. " And women are saying, "Did she really have a choice?If young people are getting a lot of sex education from the media other online sources—more than 75% of primetime programming contains sexual content—then parents and educators can harness that for the good.Planned Parenthood has set up chat and text sex education programs that allow young people to chat in realtime with a PP staffer about everything from STD to morning-after pill questions.
“Most parents and their children report starting these conversations before the age of 14, and they are talking about topics like peer pressure, puberty and staying safe online.