In Ottawa, the nation's capital of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology has decided to provide school children with answers in a scientific field where "reliable and comprehensive sources of information are rare or little-known." I don't know if you're familiar with it. That field is called "sex."
As always, society's experts believe parents either faint at the thought of discussing sex with their children or worse, spread ignorance based on allegedly outdated religious texts. But wait until you hear what the Canadian government's subsidized version of "science" looks like.
The exhibit is called "Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition." It is certainly exhibitionist.
Kris Sims of Canada's Sun News reported: "The exhibit includes floor-to-ceiling photos of nude toddlers, children, teens and adults, and an array of heated, flavored, and textured condoms rolled over wooden dildos. There's also a 'climax room' with a round, low, leather bed, red curtains, a video screen showing animations of aroused genitals, and the voice of a man describing an orgasm."
This doesn't sound like it belongs in a museum. It sounds like a seedy porn emporium. Did I mention it was designed to inform "adolescents 12 and older"? (After the word went around about this trash, the museum raised the minimum age to 16. Whew.)
Oh, but don't worry, Canada. The experts have designed this to be -- you guessed it -- educational. The museum explains, "The exhibition explains the physiological and psychological manifestations of sexuality from a scientific standpoint, answering young people's most common concerns in frank but tactful language."
Uh-oh. What is meant by "frank but tactful"? Sun News explains the children are instructed to write their own words for penis and vagina on a digital screen, while slang terms such as "c ---" and "pussy" for female genitalia and "c---" for male body parts are displayed above it in large letters.
If you find that "tactful," you might be the kind of idiot that feels qualified to run a museum and lecture others that they are not "reliable and comprehensive sources of information."
"It very quickly became apparent to myself and my wife that this was revolting," parent Patrick Meagher said. "They were encouraging kids to have multiple partners, have anal sex, and the words they used were inappropriate. This felt like a sexual agenda being pushed."