Olympia Nelson is Upset by the Australian government program on Teenagers, Sexuality, and the Web

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Even if we get to see more, why is the post to be regretted if it is only a record of fun at a party or a cuddle in a bedroom or an enticement? It could be healthy fun.

Society cannot tolerate youth having fun on their own terms and with their own ways of broadcasting their adventures. The purpose of the didactic videos is to kill junior sexual feelings with shame. How deplorable that sexually adventurous young women are being punished by society, and constantly being told that they are ''degrading themselves'' and have no ''self-respect'' by seeking out various sexual expressions.

At a point when girls need autonomy and self-respect, the Commonwealth government promotes shame. Instead of immunising girls against the consequences of viral posts, our educators promulgate fear, disgust and disgrace. We need a program to inoculate us against shame, not cripple us with fear.

Read it all from the SMH.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchBlogging & the Internet--Social NetworkingScience & TechnologySexualityTeens / YouthYoung Adults* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryAustralia / NZ* TheologyAnthropologyEthics / Moral Theology

Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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