This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: ” Graphic materials needed if they offer valuable information “
Columnists Laila Yuile and Kathryn Marshall battle over the issues of the day. Winner of the last duel on the B.C. budget was Laila Yuile with 82%.
This week’s topic:
Are graphic flipbooks going too far in sex education classes?
Recently, the parents of a 13-year-old boy in Nanaimo were shocked to see the contents of a graphic flipbook he brought home as a prize from his sexual health class. Outraged, they contacted school officials who immediately apologized. The young man’s father said it was nothing more than cartoon pornography and his mother stated that while you can teach about safe sex, kids shouldn’t be shown how to actually do it.
The flipbook in question is titled Put on Something Sexy and depicts a young couple. It begins with the woman putting a condom on her partner after he gets an erection and when you flip the pages quickly, you see the couple having sex — and enjoying it…
Read the rest of this weeks Duel at http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/03/03/graphic-materials-needed-if-they-offer-valuable-information and vote for the columnist you agree with at that link!