Breaking News! Sex education to be made compulsory in Secondary Schools…. But not really.

When I watched this video on the Independents website this morning after seeing the headline “Sex education to be made compulsory in all schools in England, government confirms”….I was elated. What a massive step in the right direction, what great news after charities and activists have campaigned long and hard for a change in the outdated PSHE system. I had even created a parody video myself, satirising the outmoded Sex education videos I had been subjected to at school which had offered little insight into the truly confusing world of sex and relationships I discovered as an adult. But there is always a catch……

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“For my children. May they learn life’s hardest lessons from books” – The Controversy Surrounding The Man Who Would Be Queen.

I have just finished reading Alice D. Dreger’s extremely thorough account of the historical events that led to the brutal controversy of J. Michael Bailey’s book ‘The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism. I do own a copy myself, but it was one of those books I got half way through, misplaced and then forgot to pick back up – despite how interesting I found its contents. This essay by Dreger has reignited my interest in the book and added a considerable layer of context surrounding it’s backlash. I have now revived my copy and look forward to finishing it with a better understanding of its historical and societal context.

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