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Culture Challenge of the Week: Parents Barred From Influence Over Sex

du2 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 12:00 PM
Hagelin is deceptive here. It's entirely true that there are parents who are themselves very ignorant about sex, sexuality and relationships. The best solution would be to require parents to undergo a two day or so, seminar type course. That way THEY are informed, along with their youngsters, who should be counseled on relationships and understanding their burgeoning and inevitable physical & emotional changes as they are growing. Considering the comment threads I've seen on such issues, ignorance and fear aren't any kinds of tools to teach young people with either.
contessadetroy Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 7:12 PM
Considering we rPARENTS are the ones who brought the CHILDREN into the world, I'm pretty sure we're well informed about sex. You're sexual education that was part of the majority of our adulthood did nothing to combat any of these issues, since these issue are now on the rise. No thank you. We parents will take it from here.
Bill1895 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 1:35 PM
If the true parents were ignorant about sex, how did the children get here?
du2 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 1:40 PM
Because the mechanics of sex is possible for every living thing. It's humans, with complex factors with the ability to prevent problems through education and guidance through what can be very difficult, bewildering and challenging relationship issues. And there ARE parents who have problems with any of those things in ways they cannot effectively teach or help their children with.
Michael's Mind Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 2:25 PM
Your belief that "Requiring" parents to be re-educated on how to discuss and respond to sexual deviancy and to accept sexual immorality, is akin to the Christians of long ago killing anyone who agued that the world was round. Is that really where you want to take us? What you suggest isn't very "liberating", it's more like the honor killing muslims do when their daughter disgraces them. Are you an Openly Gay Closet Muslim?
AliveInHim Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 1:17 PM
"...parents who are themselves very ignorant about sex, sexuality and relationships'.

That's really rich, coming from someone who 1) is homosexual and 2) has no children so truly has 3) no clue!
du2 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 1:44 PM
Well, you would say that AIH, completely dismissing the FACT of how much divorce and abuse goes on between males and females. You're dismissing the FACT that young people are conflicted by parents who have multiple marriages or cohabiting situations and multiple step children and bio children. To say nothing of how many straight parents have destroyed their gay kids by being in denial or dismissive of their needs. The formative years with regard to sexuality and relationships is very contradictory, hypocritical and confusing for most young people precisely because of the kinds of things heard from people like Hagelin and Linda R. Morse, to name a few.
du2 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 1:50 PM
And AIH, your retort is only that. Once again, low on facts but loaded with invective from which you evidently don't have an intelligent point to make about a SOLUTION to the very real problems of teen abortion, teen pregnancy, sexuality and relationship conflicts. Ignorant and incompetent parents DO exist, and my point is, if they were required to take courses along with their children so both are better informed and prepared for issues around sexuality and relationships, it's a SOLUTION. If YOU don't have one, then what's YOUR point?
Frank391 Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 8:04 AM
du2 is a dumbtard. Ignore him.
Patriot155 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 12:37 PM
Oh, you mean re-education?

I have to say it du2, you sound like one of those straight out of novel dipiction of a Communist or Sociallist dictator. Just listen to yourself.
du2 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 1:54 PM
How is it Communist to suggest that parents be educated and well informed on all the facts and other helpful means of supporting their children through the complexity of their INEVITABLE feelings and needs around sexuality and relationships? Explain how THAT is a BAD thing? Boy, you people just LOVE attacking a suggestion, with no suggestions for a solution at all. So answer the question Patriot. It's a fair one.
Patriot155 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 2:04 PM
I said what I did because you base this "REQUIREMENT", another word for "MANDATED" or "FORCED", based souly off of your personaly beleifs of what you beleive to be "ideal" as far as sexual morality is concerned. What's amusing is that this is exactly what lib/progs are forever accusing conservatives of. The difference is you would make it a "REQUIREMENT". And of course the class would be taught by someone that had the same morals of sexuality as you do.
Patriot155 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 2:08 PM
Your real problem is that their are still people that call "sexual immorality" what it is.
Nana82 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 3:38 PM
Educated according to whose facts, ideals, standards?


Some Liberal professor?


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