Let’s talk about you and me
Let’s talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let’s talk about sex [link]
Remember this song by Salt and Pepa.
This week there has been a mini controversy regarding the way sex education is taught in schools. I always thought that it was taught (at least to me) with too much emphasis on the biology of it and not enough on the pragmatic approach.
However, when I read what our local politicos have to say…
What is the need for us to appoint sex gurus? Europe needs sex education because of its declining population rates
– Nawab Malik, NCP MLA from Nehru Nagar
Sex education is against Indian culture. It will affect the character of students and will lead to more crime against women
– Bashir Patel, NCP MLA
Sex education will only damage the socio-cultural fabric of the country. Children will learn about the subject once they grow up.
– Mangal Prabhat Lodha, BJP MLA from Malabar Hill
I shudder to think that you and I elected these people. What are we doing to ourselves. Is it really “the people get the government we deserve?”