Did you think sex ed would come to this?
Nearby is a flyer for a sex ed workshop which occurs every year in Seaside in April. And every year this weekend seminar–attended by educators and kids alike–pushes the envelope of probity.
Sex ed has morphed from a discussion of the birds and bees and launched into raunch. Last year (see below) this workshop dealt with porn (complete with suggested movies) and this year we have a primer on the importance of masturbation.
You may think that’s wonderful. I’m wondering where teachers are going to find time to teach all this stuff when we’re trying to turn out kids who can read and get their math facts straight. Each school district decides what goes on in the sex ed curricula. I’d like to know which school districts think a discussion in masturbation is worthy of spending more class time on.
A2 – Masturbation Exploration: A Workshop Eliminating Stigma, Promoting Safer Sex and Encouraging Healthy Relationships
Amanda McLaughlin, MSEd
For someone to have a healthy relationship, they should start with self respect, self worth and self exploration. This interactive workshop will help the audience eliminate the stigma around the taboo topic of masturbation, discuss the myths associated with it, learn how it is a safer sex option and how it benefits healthy relationships.
(Intended Audience: Community Member, Health Care Provider, Parents, Social Service Provider, Teacher/Educator, Youth)
I don’t know what they mean by “interactive.” Maybe it’s nothing, but my oh my, we’ve certainly strayed away from the basics. On DHS website here we learn the state must get involved in the sexual sexual health of children because it’s a big issue. See? Didn’t you know sexual health has to do with “livable wages” and “affordable housing?”
“Sexual health is is connected to overall community well being. Building and strengthening all community infrastructure — providing quality education and livable wages; maintaining affordable housing and enhancing mental health, family and social support systems–is important for youth sexual health.”
DHS thanks Planned Parenthood and Americorps paid “volunteers” for help in assisting their sex ed planning.
Look at those DHS sex ed goals nearby. Number one is straightforward sex ed info. Good idea. Number two seems to be normalizing what’s considered –at the very least–unusual sexual practices such as transgenderism. The state sees these things as “inequities that must be eliminated.” And they’ll teach Oregon’s youth all about these ideas to extinguish any objective view about how bizarre these behaviors are.
And those goals conform to the World Health Organization’s (United Nations) idea of what should be taught. Here’s what DHS says about the WHO guidelines:
World Health Organization offers a
holistic definition with a focus on
wellness (see glossary). To foster
sexual health we must unequivocally
communicate to young people
that sexuality is a natural part of
And they continue that central to this point are these factors:
(1) poverty and discrimination that can severely
compromise family and community support systems;
(2) gender inequities and
gender role expectations; and (3) the assumption that everyone is or should be heterosexual. Effective efforts to promote sexual health advance socioeconomic and gender equality, challenge definitions of what it means to be male or female and encourage openness to sexual diversity.
The 2009 Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan reflects
a positive approach to working with young people to
improve their sexual health. It focuses on promoting
comprehensive well-being, rather than simply
avoiding negative outcomes. When young people
feel valued by their communities, have hope for
the future, and are confident their actions make
a difference, they are better-equipped to make
positive choices about sexual health.
Recently the United Nations’ WHO and the NEA got together to consider what should be taught to students around the world–including the United States. Here are their goals (see story here):
“Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia and transphobia. Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more “inclusive” sex education in US schools, with curricula based on liberal hetero and homosexual expression. She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.
Comprehensive sex education is “the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,” Schneider proclaimed, “and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.” “Gender identity expression and sexual orientation are a spectrum,” she explained, and said that those opposed to homosexuality “are stuck in a binary box that religion and family create.”
Last year’s work shop included a class on using porn to teach kids and break down barriers to sex for adolescents. And, don’t forget, kids are invited to this yearly sex ed confab. I couldn’t find the complete work shop info from last year’s conference but did find this:
Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
__ A1 You & Me and Disability: Relationships, Sexuality and Disability
__ A2 Engaging, Educating and Empowering the Other Voice – Increasing Adolescent Male Participation in Pregnancy Options Decision Making
__ A3 Porn
__ A4 Things To Know Before You Say “Go”
__ A5 LGBTQ Youth & the Oregon Safe Schools Act: Taking the Next Step
__ A6 Parenting Education through Independent Study Credit by Proficiency
A pro-family organization put out a notice about last year’s conference. They mention that Oregon recently got a grant for this more “holistic” brand of sex ed. (Apparently the organizers been panicked for money to put on this yearly sex school here.) Note they mention the organizers of the sexuality conference last year augmented their discussion of porn by sending out a list of a “treasure trove of old sex films” in case anyone was confused about what porn is.
Every year the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference gets more vulgar. This year offers a workshop called “Porn.” Note that Planned Parenthood is one of the workshop presenters. Note all the sponsors and the list of “who can attend” which includes teenagers.
ATTACHED: “Working To Institutionalize Sex Education – WISE” – a grant given to the Oregon Dept. of Education. The school districts which are getting this sex ed grant are all in the suburbs. Excerpts:
HB 2509 [in Oregon] did pass and the WISE Team wrote a successful proposal. This allows us to help you, our local grantees, as you work to support and promote the health of Oregon youth through improved sex ed.
There are WISE grantees in seven states. Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia and New York.
The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan, which puts youth at the center of making decisions around healthy sexuality, will help you frame your discussions on sexuality education with your community.
It’s unbelievable that these so-called “experts” would include in their newsletter a link to “a treasure trove of old sex ed films” on You Tube. [ https://webmail.pamplinmail.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=bcd927dcc53a4b5f9dfab9fccce69825&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dEtlh8EF6QH8 ] Listed beside the film that it opens up to, which is harmless, are explicit sex films.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com