Letters to the editor for Saturday, May 10, 2014
May 10, 2014
Parents, not schools, should teach children about sex
I'm a young woman at 25 years old. What's really unnerved and disturbed me is the culturally Marxist campaign to over-sex our society through public school teaching.
As I reflect on my school days, I remember being very uncomfortable with sex being taught as a simple act that just "needs protection" and all the nitty gritty details at way too young an age. Next thing you know, condoms are being passed out in elementary schools! Disgusting.
I'm not for sheltering people or children from reality, but sex education belongs as a discussion with and through parents. It was certainly easier to listen to and discuss not just the physical, but psychological, spiritual, and emotional facets of sexuality with my mother and close role models I knew personally and trusted.
For those of you who are educators, if you really care about youngsters, at least ask them how they feel about sex being discussed right before puberty, if not earlier. This is coming from a young person who is on the student end of the experience. Rant is over.
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