Swedish Tampon Manufacturer’s Racist & Homophobic Sex-Ed Book

The youth arm of Sweden’s largest gay rights group has expressed fury at educational material distributed by two major tampon manufacturers. The two companies, Libresse and OB, are accused by RFSL Ungdom of providing teachers with sex education material that “reinforces offensive norms and opinions”. One of the books indicates that, for young people, the idea of being homosexual “is enough to send a shiver down their spine.” There is also a passage that states: “If you are a Muslim, you may not be allowed to have a girlfriend or boyfriend”. In another section, Muslim girls concerned that they might not bleed on their wedding night are advised to contact a gynecologist who can sew stitches in their vaginal opening. [The Local]