mepham: placing blame where it doesn't belong
[previous Mepham stories here]
So, why did those kids from Mepham commit those horrible acts upon their team mates?
According to one Jen Shroder, it's all about that nasty sex education.
I often rail against the liberalization of our schools, but this is just ridiculous.
Did class lessons instructing students that sodomy is an appropriate choice pave the road to acceptability of their plight? What happened was a form of rape, not to be compared to a matrimonial union between man and wife, but you can bet that the introduction of sodomy in high school introduced a whole world of sexual perversions because sodomy is, in and of itself, a sexual perversion.
It's a complete fallacy, not to mention a broad exageration, that current sex education in schools is to blame for poor morality, the prevelance of oral sex and the acceptance of sodomy.
I've had one kid go through the sex ed program already, and one currently participating. There is nothing in there that would seem to condone sodomy or oral sex or any kind of perversion. It's health, it's facts and yes, it's safe sex. But there is also a lot of ground covered on acceptable behavior, saying no, and what it means when your partner says no. The curriculum also encourages abstinence, while not being so naive as to not cover sexual protection.
I can't see how one can derive that today's sex ed lessons would lead to a bunch of football players raping their buddies with broomsticks.
Of course, the author fails to realize that rape and the type of sodomy that happened with the Mepham boys is about power, not sex. It had more to do aggression and strength than with anything they learned in a sex ed class. In fact, those traits that led the accused to do what they did were probably learned at home and on the football field.
But that doesn't matter to someone with an agenda, I suppose.
UPDATE: I didn't mean to imply that oral sex is perverted. Doesn't anyone remember Steak and BJ Day?