I’m so passionate about sex ed reform wow
Like, AIDS fucking destroyed the gay community…and we think we can just not talk about same sex relationships in STI/disease prevention in high schools??
Bisexual women are the #1 victims of domestic violence and we’re not gonna discuss that?????
And like, what happens when you’re in sixth grade sitting in a room learning about puberty and YOURE IN THE WRONG BODY?!?!?!?!?
Seriously, if sex ed was what it should be, I would be much happier and in a better state of mind. I would have known why I’ve never felt right in my own skin my entire life MUCH fucking earlier. This is part of the reason I really want to become a teacher, maybe I can help one fucking kid, or a handful, either way, I’d do my part to fix this fucked up educational system we have in North America
So my lil sis is 10. Next year they show her the tape about puberty. In middle school they’ll bring in the religiously-affiliated abstinence-only sex ed group. I spent my Thanksgiving holiday begging my mom to pull her out of the sex ed in middle school. Studies have shown that kids who receive abstinence-only education still have sex, but are much less likely to use safe sex practices like condoms or birth control.
Not to mention they actively shamed all of us girls (we’re disgusting, we’re sinful, etc), never talked about same sex relationships, and continued to perpetuate myths about sex like “popping the cherry.” They never even told us virginity is a made up thing, and not an actual biological part of your body.
Sex ed fucked with my perceptions about sex, and I’m still unlearning things that they taught me.
I’ll be looking more into alternative options so I can get my sister some real, age appropriate, comprehensive sex-ed.