By Rebekah Maxwell – BarbWire guest contributor
All this social reconstruction isn’t easy, America. But here, in this global village, we do it for the children. After all, what good is all our social progress if we can’t protect our offspring until they’re evolved enough to have families of their own and carry on the species?
When is that? About 10 years old. That sounds like the right time for your princess to know all the sex techniques.
And new curriculum for public schools in Chicago will teach 5th grade students how to use female condoms for “extended pleasure” and anal sex.
Parents say they are “shocked” and “horrified” after viewing a new sex education curriculum intended for fifth-graders, saying the way the information is presented is over the top and not age-appropriate.
This is the oh-so progressive, “comprehensive plan” that starts sex-ed in kindergarten, with special attention to “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Trust the experts.
A binder labeled as the curriculum for students in fifth grade touted the benefits of female condoms for extending sex and increasing pleasure and encouraged using lubrication.
One of the pages, titled “Feel Good Reasons to Use FCs [Female Condoms],” included how to make sexual intercourse last longer and read: “Once you pop, you don’t have to stop!“
The page included a drawing of a woman lifting up a 1950s-style house dress next to a smoking grill and read: “Feel the heat! FCs adjust to your body temperature, so you and your partner can both feel the heat.”
Another page reads: “Got issues? Lube! Lube! Lube!”
An additional page in the binder instructs students how to use female condoms for anal sex.
Angela Bryant, a parent and chairwoman of the Local School Council, said she was “offended” and horrified” that the “obscene” curriculum was intended for the school’s fifth-grade children.
“The curriculum is appalling,” Bryant said. “The language to me was the most offensive part, initially. Pop and lube, lube lube, and those kid of things. … [It] serves to rob many of our children of their innocence.”
But why would we want to preserve our children’s innocence? Why should they learn as much as possible as soon as possible (and as graphically as possible)? Don’t we want our children to keep up with the rest of the world? That’s the reason America was behind Singapore in the latest tests…our 10 year-olds don’t know enough about lubrication.
Public school officials released a statement claiming that the offensive lessons were presented by mistake:
It is not and never was part of the student sexual education curriculum,” CPS spokesman Bill McCaffrey wrote. “It was mistakenly downloaded and included in the parent presentation, and we agree with parents it is not appropriate for elementary school students.
But a slideshow posted on another school’s website, the Waters Elementary School, includes all five of the objectionable slides in a Powerpoint presentation. According to the school’s website, the slideshows contain lessons and handouts presented to students in April 2014.
A CPS teacher who did not want to be named confirmed that the new sex ed curriculum was implemented in fifth-grade classes at her North Side school during the last school year.
“Parents were really upset,” the teacher said.
One Jackson parent, who asked not to be named, said she considers herself a liberal parent, but the curriculum slides were too much.
“I’m appalled. … It doesn’t necessarily meet the kids where they are at,” she said. “Talking about lube and the heat that would be generated by using a female condom is not appropriate for a fifth-grader.”
Last year, when the new curriculum was approved (by the Chicago Board of Education…who is surely anxious for your feedback, angry parents), officials claimed they needed this “comprehensive” approach “to reduce school-level incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment and positively impact rates of [sexually transmitted diseases] and unintended pregnancy among Chicago’s youth.”
They report that more than half of all Chicago high-school students report having had sexual intercourse, 12 percent before the age of 13.
So we’d better start sex-ed in kindergarten. Not to protect them from the risks of sexual promiscuity but so that they can feel good as they take those risks. Trust the government experts, they know best.
They know there’s no such thing as “too young.” Just ask a school district in L.A. who was sued for allowing a 28 year-old teacher to have sex with his 14 year-old student. Their attorney said that the 14 year-old girl was old enough to “consent,” so it was her own fault her teacher molested her.
The attorney (who has since been fired), said in an interview that “Making a decision as to whether or not to cross the street when traffic is coming, that takes a level of maturity and that’s a much more dangerous decision than to decide, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with my teacher.’”
This is why you have trust the experts to teach your kids about sex. Because, parents teaching your own kids how to respect their bodies? That there are guidelines for sexuality?! That would be a disaster.
Rebekah Maxwell, producer of the Steve Deace Show, began reporting and producing at WHO Radio in 2007, with on-air work recognized by the official alphabet soup: the AP, IBNA, NBNA, RTDNA, NAB (all the while staying far from the TSA and UFOs). She delights in debating religion, politics, and all other subjects impolite at the dinner table. Her favorite time of year is Caucus season, and she’s an accomplished slam poet, ready to spit the truth…in mad rhymes, if necessary.
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