The Telegraph is reporting that secondary school children should be made to watch and analyse pornography, Dame Jenni Murray has suggested as she called for sex education to be abolished.
The Radio 4 presenter claimed serious changes needed to be made to the education system, including the introduction of compulsory “gender” lessons where students would watch X-rated content and analyse it in the same way as Jane Austen, in a bid to combat the growing “porn culture”.
Younger children should also be made to explore questions such as “why do we get cross if a boy looks up a girl’s skirt?” and “what happens if you don’t want to kiss your aunt?”, she said.
“Why not show them pornography and teach them how to analyse it?” she asked. “So then at least those girls know and all those boys know that normal women do not shave, normal women do not make all that b—– noise those women make, they are making all that noise because they need a soundtrack on the film.”
“Then, we are actually getting them to think their way through what they are watching.”
“You cannot get rid of it [pornography], it is there, people make a lot of money out of it and the internet is uncontrollable but what we can do is number one, say to parents: ‘For goodness’ sake come on, get onto this’,” she said.
I can see where she is coming from. An analysis of pornography (at a sensible age!) would cause children to understand what they are seeing and know it is not normal, and definitely not expected. We cannot stop children watching pornography, but we can help them understand what they are seeing. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Sophie
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