Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s talk about you and me
Let’s talk about all the good things
And the bad things that may be
Let’s talk about sex [link]

Remember this song by Salt and Pepa.

This week there has been a mini controversy regarding the way sex education is taught in schools. I always thought that it was taught (at least to me) with too much emphasis on the biology of it and not enough on the pragmatic approach.

However, when I read what our local politicos have to say…

What is the need for us to appoint sex gurus? Europe needs sex education because of its declining population rates

– Nawab Malik, NCP MLA from Nehru Nagar

Sex education is against Indian culture. It will affect the character of students and will lead to more crime against women

– Bashir Patel, NCP MLA

Sex education will only damage the socio-cultural fabric of the country. Children will learn about the subject once they grow up.

– Mangal Prabhat Lodha, BJP MLA from Malabar Hill

I shudder to think that you and I elected these people. What are we doing to ourselves. Is it really “the people get the government we deserve?”