Is It Just Me Or Is This Really Over The Top?

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Asexuality in A Sexual World

In change.org, there is a petition basically accusing the youth mental health organisation Headspace of “promoting homosexuality” in Victorian schools and encouraging students to “try it” (experimenting with members of the same sex ).

Now, I get that people are against same – sex sexual behaviour and honestly, I’m not criticising anyone for that. This is pure scaremongering and the demonisation of a much needed youth mental health service. I can’t for the life of me see a professional organisation telling someone to try something they are not comfortable with. The role of any organisation is to get clientele to practise free will and respecting the values and cultures of the individuals they support, and all with confidentiality held with the upmost importance (except when abuse has been disclosed or a crime is being committed).

Headspace are going to run a program called Peninsula Pride, from, what I understand is…

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11 thoughts on “Is It Just Me Or Is This Really Over The Top?

  1. I remember when sex education was introduced into one school, some kids came home telling parents the teacher was going to give demonstrations with volunteer students. Some parents believed it!

    As far as I know those lessons were basic biology and a lot of not to worry about awkwardness developing physically and mentally, and respect for both genders.

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    • Hi Strewth.
      You’re falling into the Newspeak modern lingo/concepts.

      eg. How’s it possible to ‘respect a gender’? What DOES that mean??

      A half-hour ago there was a ‘chat’ on tv re. the rewriting of the ‘racial vilification’ laws, between the ‘equal-rights’ ( and absurd concept in itself) commissioner and some bird-brained twit (sic) spouting the dogmatic new-age crap without relevance nor meaning……And she looked so earnest, too.
      Whoever hired her ~ for the interview or her (probably related) day job ought to be …..er, ‘thoroughly vilified’…with the rough end of a pine-apple.

      There’s an old saying:- One can’t give offense; one can only take it.
      ….and if they do, that’s THEIR problem.

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    • Good memory!! (“I remember when sex education was introduced into one school,”)

      ….at Bayswater State School it was introduced under a massive very old quince-tree (like a large tent), the outer branches of which draped all the way to the ground.

      And the ‘teacher’, who did indeed give demonstrations with a lot of volunteer students, was a cute 8 y.o named Heather.
      ….sigh! 🙂

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      • Not sure: it may depend on one’s own definition of the word; and in English virtually anything is permissible.
        But I somehow feel that ‘respect’ can only apply to people somehow or other and not to situations, circumstances or ‘things’. ‘Appreciate’ is another such word.

        I keep being reminded that ‘respect must be earned’. ie ~ it can’t be ‘given’.
        That sort of sets up the applications, doesn’t it?
        Have a look at a good dictionary and see if you think any of the words used to define ‘respect’ can be applied to ‘gender’/’gender-differences’.

        I just have a bit of a thing about the corruption of what I think is just about the grandest thing human civilisation has ever constructed:- the English language.

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  2. Sounds fine ~ as do so many other things.
    But, as always, the Devil’s in the detail. eg —>

    1…… “except when abuse has been disclosed or a crime is being committed” ~ who decides what ‘abuse’ and ‘crime’ is? How’s it determined?
    How’s it enforced? Can one opt out?

    2…… This: ” practise free will and respecting the values and cultures of the individuals they support, ” is self-contradictory.

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  3. I was the one who wrote the blog post. It was a response to a petition on change.org accusing the program Peninsula Pride, set up by Headspace, for “promoting homosexuality” and encouraging students to experiment to see what their preferences are. My argument was that a professional organisation wouldn’t encourage something that was against the values of the individuals.

    The bit about confidentiality maybe should’ve been left out. It sounds like it caused confusion. My apologies.

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    • The problem is that children get their values from their parents. What this and similar stunts have done is said that parental values are to be ignored in favour of experimentation. It is basically saying that you cannot reject practices such as homosexuality until you have tried it.

      But here is the illogical part of this. You don’t need to put your hand in a fire to know that you get hurt. Yet this is exactly what this sort of stunt is saying.

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      • Brainless as well as gutless.
        “You don’t need to put your hand in a fire to know that you get hurt.” is utter crap.
        God or whoever gave you senses provided the sense of touch, which is the one which warns you of the pain of heat. How do you think the first users of fire found out that putting their hands into fire hurts. Moreover, how did they explain ‘hurt’ to a kid who’d never experienced it.
        …and how many kids touch a flame precisely because they have been warned.

        The evolution of all things depends on experimentation; that’s why your god (if he’d have anything to do with you at all) gave us ‘Free Will’.
        You can’t decide ANYTHING without checking out the options.

        The ‘evil’ creeps in where you’re deprived of choices.
        Coercion (The act of compelling by force of Authority ~ Oxford) and its sibling ‘conditioning’ (‘grooming’) are the iniquitous influences.

        And that applies to many things besides homosexual experimentation;
        …….religion, for example.

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  4. …..er —> ” I can’t for the life of me see a professional organisation telling someone to try something they are not comfortable with.”

    Haven’t heard from the ATO lately. I take it 😆

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