Monday, May 04, 2009

Some Days My Brain Hurts

From NineMSN today:

'Educating children as young as two about how gay parents have children should be a low priority for the NSW government, the opposition says. Responding to a book titled Where Did I Really Come From, which also includes in-depth descriptions of sex, opposition community services spokeswoman Pru Goward said the subject matter was not of interest to young children.The book is advertised as being part of the NSW Attorney General's Office Learn to Include program.

"There is nothing wrong with encouraging tolerance and diversity but why you would do that by talking about same-sex relationships? I find it a mystery," Ms Goward told AAP.

She said the book was more about social relationships than sex education - and that was the responsibility of parents to explain to their children. "Most toddlers won't take much interest, they are more interested in toilet training," Ms Goward said.
"I think there should be other government priorities well ahead of this."

The book's author, Narelle Wickham, says the book is suitable to be read to two-year-olds and has defended it as a mainstream publication. "It is just trying to normalise to children that there are many ways to conceive a child," she told the Daily Telegraph newspaper.'


Umm... did I miss something here? "There is nothing wrong with encouraging tolerance and diversity but why you would do that by talking about same-sex relationships? I find it a mystery" .Mysterious indeed. Perhaps someone should call Poirot?

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2 Comments:

Anonymous UrbanRevolutionary said...

No. I think Ms Goward is missing something.. *sigh

This on the same day there's a big hoopla about a court "allowing girl, 17, to remove breasts" and an "ethicist" provides charming commentary along the lines that "mainstream" medicine sees gender identity disorder as a form of psychosis to which surgery/hormones should not be provided?!!?

*introduces head to desk

11:58 am  
Blogger Zoo said...

am still trying to wrap my head around the 'ethicist's' opinion, not to mention the sensationalist headline, so haven't posted that here yet. feel it needs some sort of comment but... where do you begin???

12:02 pm  

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