sure, homosexuals will get their fair treatment, but odds are in areas like the more backwater states, people will be absolutely infuriated by this - some people might even turn to homeschooling. you have to roll this stuff out slowly. start off in environments where the chances of an uproar are minimal.
Well isnt everything we learn in school important? life skills? Knowledge? But of course, you can argue that you will never use science in your life or on occasions, which is like sex. You choose to have sex or not, unless your getting raped but that's something different. I think sex ed should be in school because where else will you learn it? My dad does a shitty job explaining it. The internet of sometimes full of shit. Of course, the schools could teach kids incorrect information, but that rasies the question. What source out there cannot be tampered? Aside from that, sex ed should stay in school . The basics of sex ed is to learn female and male genitals and how stuff works. Or course, it's always with a male and a female, never the same gender.
I would disagree with teaching the concept of gay into schools since there isn't much facts about it except for it's having same_-sex sex, or relationship. It's a personal choice. Although I believe knowledge is power, people the age of 8 know what gays are.
but still, people these days are using the word gay incorrectly. It's mainly teens where they say, "that's so gay' when they really mean that's so bad, or stupid.
it's the usage of the word gay which gives the impression that gay is as bad as whatever the word is being used in.
trust me, i'm all for teaching that homosexuals are equals - just not in today's societal environment
You never have to pander to the extremists because they're just that - extremists. Not indicative of society as a whole.
Sure did work out well, didn't it?
For those that say that sex should not be taught in schools completely ignore the fact that history has been whitewashed by heterosexuality. The argument to teach homosexuality was never based on teaching children about the physical act, but the presence that homosexuals have had on history. In most schools homosexuality is either never talked about or very infrequently mentioned, where as heterosexuality is discussed as if it were always the norm. Education has been deduced down to kings and queens, artists and musicians with no sexual preference if they were homosexual, and placing our own cultural norms on civilizations that existed thousands of years ago which may have operated completely differently when it came to sexuality.
It's a shame that a lot of you believe that the only thing homosexuals have to offer to the course curriculum is anal sex. There is enough evidence to suggest that some of the most important figures in history were homosexual or at the least bi sexual. This however gets ignored and passed over time and time again so that what we end up with are misinformed children who believe that homosexuals served no purpose in history.
It also tickles me that those that don't want schools to teach about sexuality are only degrading male homosexuals and not female. Perhaps some debaters are a little bit insecure in this thread?
In britian, a few years ago there were some people saying that children should be taught to be black and muslim
Homosexuality is not the normal, natural orientation, therefore it should not receive equal representation as heterosexuality. Teaching any sort of sexuality in school is bogus. Being gay is perfectly acceptable and having issues against the homosexual population means that you are the troubled one yourself.
Let children understand the idea and that its acceptable, just like we should teach then racial and religious acceptance.
i couldn't find a better list, but odds are they've gone down a bit anyway. but the point still is, a lot of people will be pissed at the idea of teaching this stuff.
that's not to say that the right wing media won't try and spin it though (and you know how willingly some people listen to it)
I think at this stage it would be ok to promote acceptance, once children are at the right age. But not everyone is very tolerant of gays so you would never have this as a universal policy across the states.
ideally, that would be the least biased way of doing it
imo everybody has their own version of what's biased and what isn't, so it's all a bit subjective
I also can't figure out why everyone doesn't want any sexuality or sex ed in schools, why have shitty education that leads to more unwanted pregnancies and stds when you can easily prevent it with some sexuality in school? it's not like sexuality is some horrible child corrupting monster.
Teaching about homosexuality doesn't mean you have to say how amazing they are. It is a big part of sexuality, nature and psychology, society, behavioral biology and family living and should be taught on at least these grounds alone. It should also be taught as currently scientifically true (which is that its natural).
You're not going to get social progress without social conservatives getting their latent homosexual panties in a twist.
The leading theory is the time at which and the concentration of a certain hormone the developing baby is exposed to while in the womb.
If it was genetic, you'd see patterns emerging.
Nobody really knows what controls peoples' sexual preferences.