The RSE curriculum must address particular harms to girls

Magazines popular among teenage girls, such as Cosmopolitan and Teen Vogue, normalise practices such as anal sex, the idea of prostitution as ‘real work’, kink, BDSM and the harmful practice of breast binding. The easy accessibility of porn has turned extreme and abusive sexual practices into everyday viewing. The influence of pornography on boys and the coercion of girls to perform sex acts which are degrading, humiliating, or cause them pain and injury needs to be urgently addressed. 

A survey funded by the European Commission in 2015 found that more than four in 10 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 in England say they have been coerced into sex acts. Continue reading “The RSE curriculum must address particular harms to girls”

Wales’s LGBTQ+ Action plan is Stonewall’s agenda

The LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales could be renamed the Stonewall Agenda for Wales in its slavish adoption of all Stonewall’s demands, along with Stonewall’s substitution of sex with ‘gender identity’ as the basis of human rights and protections.

The undifferentiated acronym ‘LGBTQ+’ groups together a diverse section of society based on their personal feelings and self-identities; from the heterosexual man who identifies himself as ‘non-binary’ or ‘queer’ to the lesbian who faces real discrimination on the basis of both her sex and her sexual orientation. Continue reading “Wales’s LGBTQ+ Action plan is Stonewall’s agenda”