3 Oct '14

News If I were queen for a day, Id abolish sex education | Jenni Murray

I know it sounds improbable. But calling it gender education would let us expand the subject and stop all the embarrassmentI would abolish sex education. Not for any prudish, religious or moral reasons, but because I want children to have a deeper understanding of the role sex and gender play in their lives and, given that knowledge brings power, the confidence to say yes or no without ever being coerced.My sex education at school was limited to a deeply embarrassed, female religious education teacher having to explain the meaning of Thou shalt not commit adultery. Her drawing of an erect penis on the blackboard, and likening of it to an ice-cream cone, had a profound effect on a class of giddy 11-year-old schoolgirls. Continue reading...

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