Dr Miriam Grossman was on our televisions tonight. She’s been brought to New Zealand by Family Fist, who just love her anti-sexuality-education ways.
This is a topic I feel particularly strongly about, so I’m going to go away and work on a bigger, more in-depth post, but I’m going to let you cogitate on her final words on tonight’s Close Up:
“The sexual urge is healthy and wonderful. It’s when teens act on that urge that it’s not healthy.”
Unpacking that convoluted bit of sex-shaming should keep you busy, but if you want some more background on Dr Grossman:
From Bruce Llama: Grossman and sex
Feministing: Miriam Grossman is teaching my child what? and discovers a fucking hilarious “sex ed” website based largely on her work (new favourite phrase: YOUR FERTILITY IS A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY THAT WILL CLOSE)
GayNZ: Who is Miriam Grossman?