Ontario is introducing an updated health and physical education curriculum this fall in all publicly funded schools.A "prompt" for eight-year-olds? Really? More to the point, must we? Couldn't we, for the sake of the children--the children--defer the ideological brainwashing/lubrication lessons for a year or two?
Children in Grade 1 will be taught to identify male and female genitalia, where the previous curriculum referred only generally to body parts.
In Grade 3, students will learn about differences -- visible and invisible -- between people, such as learning abilities, gender identity and sexual orientation.
This curriculum introduces possible "teacher prompts" that, although not mandatory, suggest how instructors can address issues such as same-sex parents and masturbation. The ministry said the inclusion of same-sex families reflects a commitment to equity and inclusive education.
Another "prompt" shows how a teacher might talk to students about "erections, wet dreams and vaginal lubrication" as normal things that happen with puberty.
My McGuinty poem:
Here's Dalton McGuinty's "wet dream"
Which harps on the usual theme:
Purity's strictly ideological,
And not biological,
And P.C. is our value supreme.