Tuesday, 14 July 2009

More taxpayer-funded sex-ed filth

Various people have noticed that sexual assaults at school are on the increase. See this article on a feminist blog about Sexual bullying in the playground. The author asks "Why is it getting worse?" I am sure that she is right that factors include the promotion of the idea that "little girls are little dolls", to be dressed in mini-skirts etc., the objectification of women and normalisation of violence through, for example, computer games. Nevertheless, woudl be interested to know what the feminists think of explicit sex education provided in mixed groups at school.

In January, Panorama ran a programme called "Kids behaving badly" on the subject of sexual assaults at school. In a Daily Mail report on the programme, Michelle Elliott of the charity Kidscape is quoted as saying:
Sexual bullying has become much more prevalent. On the Kidscape helpline we used to get maybe one or two calls a year. Now we are getting two or three a week. It’s probably the tip of the iceberg.
I wonder what Kidscape think of the latest initiative from NHS Sheffield which has prepared a leaflet for young people telling them that it is good to have an orgasm a day, and encouraging them to masturbate. (See the promotional article in "Children and Young People Now".) The booklet is, of course, strongly endorsed by the Family Planning Association and the Brook, whose spokesman extols the value of sex education before adolescence. (See also the report from the Christian Institute: Pupils told: regular sex is good for you.)

How long will it be before feminists, child safeguarding agencies and ordinary parents begin to cotton on to the clear and present danger that this kind of explicit sex education presents to their children?

UPDATE: Peter Bradley from Kidscape has responded in the combox and I have put his comment in a separate post. See: Kidscape response to NHS Sheffield "Pleasure" leaflet.
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