Sex ed sparks controversy in NYC
Parents in New York City are upset over a new sex ed curriculum that some consider too bawdy. And they may be right.
Of course, it all depends on how you think kids should be introduced to human sexuality. According to the New York Post which reviewed the required workbooks in an exclusive, the material is clearly controversial.
It requires high-school students go to stores and jot down condom brands, prices and features such as lubrication; while asking teens to research a route from school to a clinic that provides birth control/STD tests.
The curriculum also gives kids ages 11 and 12 "risk cards" asking them to rate the safety of various activities, including "intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant," mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral and anal sex.
In addition, it refers teens to resources such as Columbia University’s Web site Go Ask Alice, which explores topics like "doggie-style" and other positions, "sadomasochistic sex play," phone sex, oral sex with braces, fetishes, porn stars, vibrators and bestiality.
The parents who have been asked about the sex ed curriculum think that some if it seems unnecessary. One mom said of the subjects covered: "They seem pretty outrageous."
Can you see why parents might think that these topics might be a little too pornographic for their kids?
These mandates come down from the Department of Education (DOE) which claims that abstinence is the best option, yet they are basically going to be teaching the kids all of the different pleasurable features that can be had when they purchase certain brands of condoms.
Also, can we really expect them to seriously consider abstinence when they will be asked to rate how safe certain sexual acts are?
It almost seems like there is a defeatist attitude at work here, it’s like the administrators have given up on trying to influencing kids to wait for sex, and instead have decided to teach them about the correct sexual party favors.
These kids will also be getting lessons where they role play on how to resist sexual advances and how to negotiate condom use with a partner.
Negotiate? You mean walk the hell out if they say no? Shouldn’t they be teaching them the whole no glove, no love thing from the 90’s?
This is why people have harsh criticism for the DOE they’re supposed to responsible for the quality of education, but instead they seem to be interested in the quality of the sexual fetishes they can introduce to kids before they are ready.
Seriously, I’m far from being a prude or a conservative Bible thumper, but referring the kids to anything that could lead them to discover bestiality before they are ready seems foolish. Were you ready to know about how jacked up bestiality is at 12? I know I wasn’t.
At that age some kids are afraid to talk to the opposite sex, while some are overly sexualized. But for the DOE to sit here telling me that they’re going to refer the kids to anything that tells them about porno or porn stars, well, then I really can’t take them seriously.
Porn has virtually nothing to do with real life human sexuality. It has personal uses, but not educational ones.
Kids are going to do it anyway, but New York City's school district shouldn't be putting ideas in their heads that make them want to do it even more.