Sex Education

Apparently, this was used as part of a sex ed class in Ohio.
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[The graphic shows a male figure, with the words, ‘You think. You approach and court. You base decisions on fact and experience. You say you like/love her. You state your needs. You have to lead. You want sex. You think sex is primarily physical. You don’t read minds’. It shows a female figure with the words, ‘She feels. She sits back and accepts. She bases decisions on emotion and expectation. She tests to see if you like/love her. She makes you figure out her needs. She gets to follow. She withholds sex. She thinks sex is primarily emotional. She thinks she does [read minds].’]

Boys and girls both received a copy of the same handout (so boys were always addressed as ‘you’ and girls referred to as ‘she’.

Students were also told:

Appreciating Gender Differences: Often there are many stereotypes attached to being male or female. Yet male and female together keep our species alive! Through knowing and appreciating the many differences in brain development and psychological processes of males vs. female one learn to accept and appreciate the differences.”

*face, palm*
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3 thoughts on “Sex Education

  1. It’s very important to note a fact included in the Columbus Dispatch article about this issue on 11/26/14 (at http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/11/26/health-class-handout-draws-jeers.html) but not preserved in the various re-tweetings and re-tellings, namely, that the handout was drawn from an out of date text and used by the Ohio teacher to illustrate changing attitudes toward gender differences. Quoting from that brief article:

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    The handout was part of a “science of sex” unit in teacher Lezlee Levette’s health class. Levette said she took the handout from an outdated book to stimulate conversation about how attitudes have changed over the years and “how do these stereotypes affect you in your life.”

    But it didn’t take long for someone to post the list on a social-media site under the heading: “This was given to students by a teacher at Thomas Worthington High School. THIS YEAR.”

    Respondents on reddit.com complained about teaching students “these assumed truths” and asked where to get “pitchforks.”

    One poster chastised others for sensationalizing the topic.

    Principal Jim Gaskill said the misunderstanding might have occurred because Levette wasn’t in class on Friday when a substitute teacher distributed it to students without explaining the context.
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  2. I’m not sure how I really feel about this, but to say that it is merely stereotypical where the man of course is the one In charge and the woman is the passive follower who is so filled and distracted of her emotions that she cant think straight. I also want to know what dummy came up with the idea and statement that women do not like to have sex, because we simply love it.

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