When asked how boys and girls are alike and different, here’s what my class had to say…
LOL…..And this is why sex education is important to teach!
LOL OMG AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA THAT IS THE FUNNEST THING I’VE EVER SEEEN
Funny as shit but this is in no way a reason to teach sex ed though! These kids can barely write….they will figure out whats downstairs eventually!
Sex Ed isn’t just about having sex. Different things get taught at different ages. From the looks of the writing, I would say that basic anatomy would be appropriate sex Ed for this age group
Funny on the surface, very sad on the underneath. These kids really need to be educated about their sexuality. Humans are born sexed, you know… a nice handwriting can wait. They have doubts, and we answer them with our own knowledge or lack of it. Even our silences become answers for them (like “that’s something we should not talk about, let’s just find out on the road”). The most worrying answers for me are “[girls have] no private part”, “[girls] have small penises”, “[girls have] V-J”. This is the time when girls and boys become aware of their anatomy and sexual differences (and they evidently are conscious about that, thence they answer in terms of sexual differences and body parts, even when no clue of that theme is given in the question). Why I consider those answers worrying? Because they negate the female sex organs, mask their names or take them as “a version” of male organs. “Women have no penis” some kids say, almost always because their parents say so. These are germinal notions that deform the female self awareness (or the form in which males ‘construct’ their idea about female sexuality).
Totally agree with you.
“small penises” — clitorises?
Maybe they’re smarter than you assume ;~)
I find it disturbing that we are teaching kids this stuff at what seems like an incredibly early age. Is there not enough time when they get older or something? I never took sex education and I was able to manage never having an STD and never becoming pregnant (or even so much as a scare). Sex education is doing wonders for our kids, now, one in four girls have an STD. Yup, sex ed realllly works.
Ignorance is not always bliss. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) should begin at a very young age and continue for life. CSE is not solely about the actual act of having sex but includes so much more: anatomy and physiology; sexual and reproductive health; STI and HIV/AIDS prevention; pregnancy prevention; how to have positive, healthy relationships; puberty; examining gender roles constructed by society; sexual orientation and identity; safer-sex practices and abstinence; having open and honest communication with partners, family, friends; promoting sex-positivity; abortion; and so on. In addition, our sexuality is huge a part of being human, and we need to begin educating all people about sexuality from a positive mindset in order to reduce the stigma associated with discussing human sexuality.
CSE for students is necessary and the content of their classes would be based on their age. Clearly educators would not discuss condom use with 5 year olds, but it is important for them to understand their anatomy and be able to identify it with proper terminology.
Abstinence only programs are the overwhelming majority of ‘sex education’ programs in the US and there are studies that show how ineffective they actually are. SIECUS provides a great fact sheet about CSE and the positive effects CSE has. This is the link: http://www.siecus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1193
Advocates for Youth has another informational page about the positive effects of CSE and negative effects of abstinence only programs. Here is the link: http://advocatesforyouth.org/publications/1487?task=view
I agree with Sarah, thanks for clarifying this to Jaycee. Sex education is what teaches children to make better decisions about their sexual health, especially during their teenage years.
I agree Ivan…this exercise was to simply find out what they know about their bodies (which in some cases wasn’t much) and then educate them with the correct terminology. There’s nothing wrong with knowing the correct name for “balls”. In fact we need to teach children the correct terminology in case they were ever sexually abused and had to report it. Ever read the Naked Book in grade 1?
At the end of the day a penis is a penis, and a vagina is a vagina. We should get over our own inhibitions.
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You discussed a very complex issues. Thanks for some insights you provided
They obviously can’t spell
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