There are many sides fighting to influence our world view
We need to listen to all of them (free speech)
Including what the mainstream media refuses to cover
The rest of us are entitled to our perspectives:
Shia Muslims, men’s rights, socialists, etc.
Amphiist is a Greek word meaning looking at both sides
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January 29, 2018 Today in the…
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Mainstream media perspective
On the subject of sex ed for children in school, the mainstream media tends to try to show both sides of the issue, so you could say the traditional media tries to be amphiist. They may learn slightly toward the value of sex ed for kids in school, but they don’t place too fine a point on it. They are careful to show the opinions of parents who protest this type of curriculum. They point out that many parents think such sex ed should be postponed until high school and that children should not be exposed to adult ideas at too young an age. The media also says the obvious, that people should always comply with the law. They say that kids should remain as innocent as possible for as long as possible.
(Turn page over for another perspective)
The Other Side
Many people are under the mistaken impression that all members of the LGBTQ2 community have just as many rights as straight/cis people now. This is manifestly not the case. Prejudice still exists on a regrettably significant basis.
One of the main reasons for this is that schools already do indoctrinate children, but not with sex ed, as much as religious ‘values.’ Religion is not to be equated with bigotry, because there are many simple (in the good way) religious people who live the Golden Rule of do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And that’s why religious people have a stake in ending bigotry so that religion and bigotry cease being seen as equal.
Children should be taught sex ed to protect the LGBTQ2. They should be about straight sex, gay sex, anal, oral, etc so they enjoy diversity of gender/orientation. Imagine the nurturing atmosphere for a gay male 8 year old if he knows that he is accepted and that his lifestyle is one of many acceptable ones. And, of course, an 8 year old who has no interest in sex is just fine, too, and shouldn’t be seen as abnormal. The whole point is, nothing should be seen as abnormal and no one should be discriminated against.
If parents can’t handle this, then maybe their children should be taken away from them to be raised by the state or by gay parents who can’t have kids of their own. The time for kowtowing to religious bigots in the form of parental protests over common sense is long past.