May 07 2010

Teaching sex ed

Published by at 1:02 pm

Great column, great read about the sex ed curriculum kerfuffle.

Personally, my favourite point in the whole thing came when I was forcibly confined in a room with the CBC on TV. (Waiting for the ferry from Toronto’s island airport–it was either swim, listen, or put my fingers in my ears while saying “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you!”)

Anyway, a young woman, author of Laid, a book about “young people’s experiences with sex in an easy-access culture” came on to proclaim how distressed she was that the curriculum had been removed. Her book logo is the word “laid” written on a condom wrapper. Just the sort of role model parents want teaching their children, really.

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