I don’t like talking about Sex Education. I don’t agree with the current idea of “sex” or “education”, so much less with “sex education”. But many bloggers do, all of them american, and for a good reason: the only sex education in american schools consists of “no sex” education. Which sucks. But everyone already knows it sucks, which is why blogging about it seems pointless. It’s yet another example that it’s not “the people” who have “the powerz” but a tiny, tiny group. The US is* the only industrialized nation with a “no sex” education policy. This, of course, has a huge impact on the rest of the nations of the world, because the US is “teh Nation”. Let me explain: the US has got it effed up, so comparatively, the other industrialized nations seem to have gotten it right. Which is NOT true. I have suffered “sex education” and it’s far from perfect. Why, it’s infinitely better than “no sex” education and infinitely better than “no (sex) education”, but it’s not the best we can do. “Comprehensive”, as it’s called sex education limits itself to what a vagina does and what a penis does and how to avoid catching aids. Yeah, that’s right, two people are reduced to their reproductive organs and the encounter is in turn reduced to “do whatever as long as you are safe”. For some patriarchal reason beyond the limits of human or even feminist understanding, talking aobut a penis entering a vagina is more acceptable than talking about the feelings attached to that penis or that vagina. The result? The tacit condoning of one of modern society’s highest principles: “whatever rocks your boat”. Which doesn’t leave radical feminists, or anyone with the tiniest grasp of the complexity of human nature, remotely satisfied.
So my plan for action is the following: dump all the previous ideas about “sex” (and “education”, for that matter) and let’s start again from scratch. With the help of feminism, of course.
* probably. Am not sure, but it’s a safe bet.