Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sexual Consent for Kindergartners—Calif. Feminists

Teaching kids the skills of sexual consent should start in elementary school, not college, says Alejandra Melgoza, of Take Back the Night at University of California, Santa Barbara, along with other feminists at UC Berkeley and San Diego State University.
“College is too late for people to learn about bodily autonomy and respect.”
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

X-Rated Sex Ed for California 8th Grade; Parents Livid

California School Pushes Porn Sex Ed, Parents Outraged

San Francisco Parents Want Abortionists' Sex Ed Out of School

President Obama Pays Pre-teens to Learn Anal Sex in Hawaii

To Avoid Rape, Must Videotape — New California Law

-- From "California College Students Call For K-12 Consent Education" by Alexandra Svokos, Huffington Post 12/22/14

California is the only state with a "yes means yes" law for colleges, requiring partners to affirmatively agree to sex. The law has been controversial, showing that consent can be a tricky subject.

"We have to start from very simple things, and that’s how we get to big things," Melgoza said. For example, Melgoza said, traumatic memories of child abuse may be triggered by an unsolicited hug, so students could be taught to greet others appropriately and "acknowledge people's space."

Andra Tharp, a violence prevention health scientist at the [federal government] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told HuffPost . . . these programs "don’t encourage youth to date, but they give youth the skills to be healthy and safe in relationships when and if they do begin relationships."

Phyllida Burlingame, reproductive justice project director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, told HuffPost that "sex education in California schools has a focus on healthy relationships and building communication and decision-making skills. This will help young people at whatever age they become sexually active."

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From "Student activists demand California teach sexual consent to kindergartners" by Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Campus Reform 12/26/14

"I think kindergarten is too young for that," Aaron Fulcher, a third-year biological science major at UC Santa Barbara told Campus Reform. "Kids that age shouldn't be exposed to material like that."

"A lot of sex ed can be either biased or incorrect, so with that kind of misinformation, it could be pretty damaging to a seven-year-old and their views on sex and relationships later in life," Fulcher said.

Earlier this month the Department of Justice released a new report on sexual assault which showed that college students are less likely to become victims of sexual assault than non-students. The Bureau of Justice Statistics report also claimed that 6.1 per 1,000 students are victims of sexual assault, debunking the widely quoted 1-in-5 statistic activists previously referenced.

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