22 thoughts on “Sex Education, Indian Style

  1. ABM

    I don’t know how it’s possible to have a homogenous, one-size-fits-all “sex education” policy to fit the diverse ethnic, cultural and relgious make-up of a country like India. It’s bad enough attempting it here in Ireland.

    1. Ronan

      Heads up for new arrivals to Broadsheet (and a few old ones) ABM is a clever old troll who’s simply looking to get a rise out of ye all. He doesn’t mean any of this. It’s a game. Play if you like. The first one to take it seriously loses.

      1. Janet

        hear hear Roman… no one can be that obsessed with anything remotely sexual… can they ?

    2. well

      That depends on whether you want you’re children to have an objective sex education or something else with cultural/religious bells and whistles thrown in.

      1. ABM

        And the “state” should impose such belief systems? Does the state have the power to declare that all teachings that aren’t “objective” and morally relativistic be banned?

          1. ABM

            Of course the “state” has never lied or covered up wrong-doing.

            Belief in State Truth is typical among those with a communist mindset.

          2. Karl Monaghan

            And the state has come clean about it. Unlike the Catholic Church which continues to lie even when caught red handed.

            Believe in a ‘god’ typical among bigots, homophobes and racists.

          3. WhoAreYa

            Of course ABM is quite right. Both church and state are a shower of c****. I am sure that he meant to say that.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          It’s not a “belief” system the state would be putting in place. It’s ‘education’ stupid, not belief systems they’d be teaching.

          Furthermore, “moral relativism” doesn’t come into it if it is objective. Moral relativism summed up is “It’s true for me, if I believe it” and therefore is not objective nor pure education.

    1. munkifisht

      “Everything is awesome, everything is great when you’re part of a team” – All the sex ed you need really

  2. Ultach

    Omagh must have been in India in 1985 because that’s basically the same lesson we got, except there were no girls at our school so we weren’t quite as progressive. Is the embarrassed cough class (still can’t say the word) still taught in RE instead of Biology?

  3. Clampers Outside!

    I think it was second year when a cool guitar playing RE teacher (he played with Thin Lizzy at some point) asked the class if we’d all been told the birds n’ deh bees stuff.
    Thinking no one will have been told anything by their Mammys n’ Daddys yet, other than what we all learned in the yard and biology, I threw up me hand and said ‘NO! sir’ confidently.

    Queue snorts and giggles from the rest of the class.

    They’re all on my kill list.

    THE END.

    True story.

      1. WhoAreYa

        We had sex ed classes moderated by nuns (really). I remember asking them about abortion and such and discussion being quickly curtailed. I hate every nun that ever walked – they are worse than priests in my view because being second-class already in the patriarchy of Dog they really should know better than to actively promote this kind of oppression themselves.

        One of the highlights the c**** used to make us watch were some chats featuring 70s and 80s kids along with Fr Trendy Mr Dead Priest from Dublin with Beard What Had a Kid with a lady called Phyllis ((I am not writing his name because he had made his own son suffer enough already without it showing up again on a Google search)

        And we are laughing at India? At least you can get an abortion in India.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          I hear ya! :)

          Back to India. I was lucky enough to spend four months traipsing about there myself. While in one of the cities, Bangalore I think (one of the bigger modern ones anyway) I remember seeing (and have pics) of signs stuck up all over the place on trees, telephone poles, anywhere, advertising abortions for the equivalent of about IR£10… ten! That was in 2000. I’m still a bit shocked by it when I think about it (I am pro-choice btw).

          1. WhoAreYa

            That’s decent value right there – probably performed by monkeys though

            Bring some Indians over here I say if our own crowd won’t do it for peanuts.

            I worked that at 2.5 pints in Cavan/2pints in Wicklow/ 1.5 pints in Temple Bar = 1 abortion (though converted to £ might get more pints). Seems like it would cover costs.

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