A young girl, Audora Savitak wrote an amazing Huffington Post article about the steps a it would take to make schools better. I think some of her brilliant concepts could be applied to sexual education.
She says, ” I am at a loss as to the benefits of putting a group of people of approximately the same age — but of varying aptitudes — into one room where they will all learn the same thing. The quicker students will sit bored while the teacher re-explains a concept they already know from their voracious reading, while the slower students will be confused and left out by the rapid pace at which everyone else seems to be progressing.” I couldn’t agree more and that’s only one of her brilliant ideas.
I was blown away not only by the intelligence of her ideas, some of which would cost nothing, but by her wisdom. My favorite is to have teachers sit (at least once a week) with students. What a radical, and yet profoundly life-changing concept. It would help students experience their teachers as real people. Listening to teens like this makes me feel like we’re gonna make it through anything.
Audora’s article made me wonder what we could come up with if we asked the same question her mom asked her, only instead of improving general education, how could we improve Sexual Education?
One step I would take is to teach children two universal laws.
First, that all things are born from feminine energy and brought to life by masculine energy.
Second, that nothing should be done to harm the children, including the children of Grandmother Earth. The water, the earth, the fire and the air. And the child within.
Then I would take children out in nature to observe how these laws function. If children were taught to honor these two laws, for example watching how a seed (feminine receptive creative energy) must be nourished by the sun, (masculine active energy) then they could begin to ask questions about how life gets started. Is this not the basis of sexual education?
What would be the first steps you would hypothetically take to make a better Introduction to sexuality?
Thoughtful comments appreciated.
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