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Arizona School-Averse Student Association (AZSASA)
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Arizona School-Averse Student Association (AZSASA)

Justin Schwamm pointed me to a FB post from Jason Price about this new organization/site:

Arizona School-Averse Student Association

AZSASA’s mission is to empower school-averse students to take back control of their education.

To do this, we:

Spread awareness of non-school education alternatives,
Provide assistance with deschooling,
Connect school-averse students to a variety of resources,
Maintain a supportive community of school-averse individuals, and
Campaign against social and legal obstructions to educational self-determination.


http://www.azsasa.org/

What do you all think? Anyone here from Arizona?

I wonder how this idea might be expanded upon... and how we might collaborate with them.

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OH GOD. Out of all the states, motherfuckin' Arizona is the most progressive one apparently when it comes to changing education.

I'd say it's definitely worth collaborating with them.

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I think it's just a couple of people with an idea so far, rather than the state itself necessarily being more progressive.

But, they're certainly motivated and ambitious. Check your G+ notifications for a related conversation. Smile

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thanks for this info xc - and thanks for leaving me a note the other day. im feeling better but still pretty down.
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I think it's a good idea to do this state-by-state, because frankly, if anyone went after the whole country, there would be a longer shock period.

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Goodbye. I'm moving to Arizona.

Or, on a more practical front, considering how this could be organized in my own home state.
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(07-09-2014 05:01 AM)Zo Wrote:  Goodbye. I'm moving to Arizona.

Or, on a more practical front, considering how this could be organized in my own home state.

Which is?

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Consensual incest is very common. You know people who have been involved, whether you know it or not.

There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual
incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Youthful experimentation between close relatives close in age is not uncommon, and there are more people than you'd think out there who are in lifelong healthy, happy relationships with a close relative. It isn't for everyone, but we're not all going to want to have each others' love lives, now are we? If someone thinks YOUR love life is disgusting, should you be thrown in prison?

Some people try to justify their prejudice against consanguineous sex and
marriage by being part-time eugenicists and saying that such relationships inevitably lead to “mutant” or “deformed” babies. This argument can be refuted on several fronts. 1. Some consanguineous relationships involve only people of the same gender. 2. Not all mixed-gender relationships birth biological children. 3. Most births to consanguineous parents do not produce children with significant birth defects or other genetic problems; while births to other parents do sometimes have birth defects. 4. We don’t prevent other people from marrying or deny them their reproductive rights based on increased odds of passing along a genetic problem or inherited disease. It is true that in general, children born to consanguineous parents have an increased chance of these problems than those born to nonconsanguineous parents, but the odds are still minimal. Unless someone is willing to deny reproductive rights and medical privacy to others and force everyone to take genetic tests and bar carriers and the congenitally disabled and women over 35 from having children, then equal protection principles prevent this from being a justification to bar this freedom of association and freedom to marry.

Some say "Your sibling should not be your lover." That is not a reason. It begs the question. Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. Why can’t their sister be a wife, too?

Some say “There is a power differential.” This applies least of all to siblings or cousins who are close in age, but even where the power differential exists, it is not a justification for denying this freedom to sex or to marry. There is a power differential in just about any relationship, sometimes an enormous power differential. To question if consent is truly possible in these cases is insulting and demeaning.

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