...from an official Govt source is that little children of five years old should be given "sex education". Who produces these vile policies? The horrible schemes of sex-ed that have been used in many secondary schools over the past two decades have made their own contribution to the inexorably rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers...I suppose the people who relish that sort of thing are now keen to involve little ones, too.
How horrible it all is, and how miserable. And I'm so sickened by the fatuous arguments that are used to prop up the claim that children "need" this sex-ed. This isn't the 1950s. The notion that Britain's young people are growing up with no information about sexual matters, to arrive at the altar for matrimony ignorant of what it all involves, is just ridiculous, and to claiming such tosh to justify talking about sex to five-year olds is disgraceful.
Children today get so much material about sex on the television, especially in the soap-operas ..school should be one place which is free from this pressure, a safe place, where children can be happy, and allowed to use their minds to think along large lines, to discover the great things of the world.
Today in golden Autumn sunshine a cheerful team from the local Council arrived to collect garden rubbbish. Joy!! I hurried out with armfuls of branches, and they were helpful and kind, with laughter and talk as the greenery got stacked away. In the afternoon a neighbour knocked on our door with a small box of sweets "It's Divali, and these are for you" and to say that his little baby daughter was celebrating her first birthday... They are a very nice family. Later his wife brought some delicious rice and chicken and a slice of birthday cake for us. The baby is sweet and beams back agreeably when you smile at her. Just think: in four years' time she'll be ready for school and her first sex-education lessons...