As a group we have come to many conclusions about the aspects sexual education. A few of these conclusions have been pertaining to race, religion, parenting, and power. When pertaining to race, the article was particularly helpful in seeing the racial segregation in the southern county school system. Both of the sex education arguments in Southern County was racial biassed, religiously motivated, gendered, socioeconomically driven. "Normative and oppressive understandings of sexuality operate on multiple axis-racism, sexism, and heterosexism among the most apparent-and girls and women who seem quite different may confront similar constraints. " (Fields) The class discussed the aspect of religion in sex education and how it effects the debate. We discussed who should be making the decisions about sex education in both the roles of students and parents. Many class members thought the sex education should start at home, not in the school system. Other students thought that a mandatory comprehensive sex education course should be required to be taught in schools, and those choosing to abstain should be required to take the class. Our group also found that we have a much different sex education experience being from the North, than being from the South. From our experiences and the reading, we found that our sex education system is much less religiously, racially, and gender motivated. Through our experiences, we have collectively gained more knowledge about the topic of teenage pregnancy and its relation to sex education. Our group members really enjoyed commenting and posting on the blog. Everyone drew upon great examples from the media and their daily lives.
Diablog 8 Section 05 Group Summary
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