"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Sex Complicates Things

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Sex In The Classroom": 

You are clearly in the dark ages on sexuallity.Get with  the times or at least close to it 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 25 February 2015 at 14:01


O.K. So we are going to talk about sex.

The comment may be correct. I may be in the dark ages.

The question for him to consider is how many of us are. 

I have no inclination to tell another adult how they should live their lives. We can't know each other's experience. 

I believe marriage is essentially a legal contract. Whoever wishes to make a legal contract has a right to do so.

If someone dear to me informed me he was a homosexual, I would love him no less. I would not consider it glad tidings. I would be concerned about problems he might encounter.

 Child-rearing has never been easy. We do our best but I doubt many feel their best was good enough

Nurturing matters. Protection from harm is part of it. Knowing who they are with. What influence they are exposed to.is all part and parcel  It's hard.

Surrendering parental authority to guide character to a government institution is not going to be an easy sell.

Sex is more than  momentary satisfaction . It is part of a healthy relationship. And self-respect.

Take those two components out of the equation. What do you have left?


Anonymous said...

It was an error on Ms Wynne's part, I think. Already there are parents who demand their children be allowed to miss classes that offend something in their religion. Now she is going to get an entirely new group of angry activists.

Anonymous said...

This province is getting exactly what it deserves.

Anonymous said...

They say 10% of the population is a homosexual. Have a look at your own families and try to find them.

Anonymous said...

Sex meant to be explored and not explicitly thought. I think sex education should be for parents so parents can answer questions and know how to talk about sex. We are turning something beautiful and personal to way too much explicit especially for our children at their sensitive age. "Wayne", got it wrong. Sex is about reproduction and it comes with pleasure, otherwise we would not have sex. "Wayne" is promoting the pleasure part of sex more. It is impossible to reproduce orally or through anal sex. Like i said some things need to be explored, and sex is one of them. If she called this a safe sex education then I would think differently.

Anonymous said...

Why do you need to "find them," 08:23?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

It isn't going to happen. We have all heard about Guidance Advisors at the schools who get it wrong about what subject a kid is going to require. Sex Education would be a field of land mines.

Anonymous said...

To root them out!

Anonymous said...

Teachers are already required to clean up honest report cards to make them more positive { see C Porter's article in the Star }. Imagine your kid's report on sex education !!!!

Anonymous said...

This may be the appropriate spot in your blog to mention a column in today's Toronto Star by Catherine Porter.

It is headed: "Honesty and report cards prove a toxic mix.

She starts: "If your kid was terribly scattered in class, would you want to know?

Or would you rather think he was "using planning skills with limited effectiveness."

This is but a very mild example of report card comments that have been created by the Ministry of Education, and which comments are virtually mandatory for teachers to use.

A couple more:

Instead of telling parents their kid was disorganized and his desk was messy, the teacher now writes: "Johnny consistently places his materials inside his desk in a random order. He is highly encouraged to adopt a more streamlined organizational style, so that during in-class work periods he is able to locate his documents with greater ease."

"Jacqueline is encouraged to continue to demonstrate understanding and patience toward her classmates and to nurture a cooperative working environment with her team by demonstrating openness towards every student that may be part of her team."

Can you just get the beginning glimmer of Ontario report card comments that would be mandatory with the new sex education curriculum?

It's obvious that the education system is broken and is getting worse. This all starts at the top with the premier, who has had a small bit of experience with this ministry, and also with the present minister, who in my opinion should be fired and replaced by a committee of five experienced teachers.

Ms. Porter concludes that possibly doing away with report cards altogether might be in the best interests of teachers, parents and students. Then teachers could spend more time talking to parents who want to know why their child is flunking, and then do something to help their son or daughter not to flunk.