By Khaula Mazhar
We wanna make sure they get the right information, Mr. Speaker.
~ Kathleen Wynne to the Speaker of the House in response to MPP McNaughton’s question on the new sex ed. curriculum consultations.
What is that right information? I really ‘wanna’ know and I am sure other parents would like to be enlightened as well. We would like to know how can you be more concerned with our child’s safety than us. If this is such a concern for you, why was everything so hush-hush?
Maybe because the new curriculum is going to be pretty much the same one that was proposed in 2010? Then it would make perfect sense because children in grade one really need a graphic lesson on sexual body parts. They will need it to… let’s see…be prepared for when they …when they what? They are in grade 1. The only concern a six year old has is getting a snack on time. That is the only concern they should have. How about teaching them in depth about the digestive system? Eating and pooping is something they have been doing every day, they should learn all about that first.
As for stranger danger, you don’t need to show six year olds pictures of organs to explain to them strangers shouldn’t be touching them. If a stranger comes up and touches them anywhere they need to yell their little heads off.
A class full of little kids, together, showing them pictures of something we parents go through so much trouble teaching them to keep private! ‘Remember your bodies are private and if someone makes you uncomfortable…?’ So now private parts aren’t private?
Yes I am aware that there is a lot of information on the internet. My question is why a six year old would doing online unattended in the first place?
Which brings me to the conclusion that you consider the majority of us parents to be mentally incompetent. Parents have this ‘talk’ with their kids when they feel the time is right. In accordance with their religious and cultural beliefs which are to be respected, because it is everyone’s right. Remember rights? You are all about rights, so please stop shoving your opinions down our throats. But you don’t think we can parent our own kids, so you are assigning this job to teachers. Who gave you the right to take away our rights?
Please spare me your logic, I experienced this first hand last year with my daughters. The teacher gave a lesson and conveniently crossed it off her list. Where the hell was she when the little demons of sexual curiosity were running rampant in the different corners of the class? Where was she when a little girl told my daughter she was going to “shove a pencil up my v—–?” And the dozens of other little horrifying discussions my daughters brought home, that the teacher did not care to listen in on and clarify in the class. All this after the ‘sex ed’ class. Thanks teachers, I appreciate how you totally defecated and I had to scoop your poop.
But you know exploring bodies and feelings and sex is okay and just the thing to discuss with six year olds because you want to encourage them to be masturbating by grade six and having anal sex by grade seven because we all know they aren’t going to practice abstinence. God forbid that. Seriously grade eight girls pushing for learning about consent? Why are grade eight girls concerned about consent? Why are kids in grade eight having sex?
So we might as well teach them how to fool around in a way they don’t end up with an unwanted pregnancy. How about we teach them all about the reality of having a baby? If they knew what the hell women go through to bring life into this world maybe they would realize sex is not just fun and games to be experienced with a number of different partners the second they get the chance. It comes with a responsibility to take care of one another. It is a beautiful thing to be experienced at the right time, yet it has been degraded into something low and cheap. It has lost its value.
But we want a modern society, not a backward one. And a modern society is all about sex and being absolutely uninhibited, just as it was at the height of many empires throughout history. That should be the only thing on our young generation’s mind all the time. Never mind that the downfall of the Greek and Roman civilizations came about when their society became obsessed with sex. It’s not like history ever repeats itself.
About the author:
Khaula Mazhar, author of Mama Loves Me, has written for Dawn Pakistan and now bestows her wisdom upon the world at her blog. Last time she counted she had five kids, however the vast amount of laundry has given her doubts. This is a cause of constant distraction as she tries to finish writing the next NYT best-seller.