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Leave the kids alone! Common Core adopts Controversial Book

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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 08:40 AM
I believe there has been discussion on this site previously regarding the book "It's Perfectly Normal". It's a very controversial book that has been recommended for ages 10 and up by planned parenthood. I do not feel like children of this age should be introduced to the graphic nature of the book and it's contents. It seems like lunacy to me.

This academic year, Common Core has endorsed “It’s Perfectly Normal” for fourth-grade public schools.

US schools are teaching 8-year-olds how to masturbate, and parents are outraged. The controversy surrounds the textbook titled “It’s Perfectly Normal,” which contains graphic illustrations of naked people of all ages. Some drawings depict children and adults masturbating and having intercourse. Do-it-yourself instructions are included.

US Common Core standards now require sexuality education from kindergarten through grade 12. To qualify for federal grants from the US Department of Education, public schools must adopt Common Core standards. According to the independent Heartland Institute, the Affordable Care Act has budgeted $75 million for sexuality education. Much of that has been granted to Planned Parenthood. With these funds, Planned Parenthood has hired sexuality teachers for public schools.

I know there will be many different opinions here on ATS but I find it outrageous. What say you?


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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 08:57 AM
I can picture a bunch of 8 year olds finding that book and giggling hysterically at it. That's what kids that age do.

I find it outrageous as well. I think we are exposing our kids to a lot of stuff they don't need to be exposed to until later in life. LET THEM BE KIDS for a little while before you start sexualizing everything. They have enough time for that after the age of 8. They are growing up too fast these days IMO. Kids should just be kids without adults constantly putting their issues on them, living through them, etc.

Last I checked, folks never IN THE HISTORY OF MAN had to be taught how to masturbate. It kind of comes naturally. It's not something a few folks just found out how to do and they need to share the knowledge with everyone they can. Nobody needs a manual... it's redundant.

It's almost like nothing is sacred or private anymore. If kids were caught looking at nudie pics online at that age they would be in trouble. Now we have the school systems condoning it. They are too young as far as I am concerned.

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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:24 AM
S & F

I'm at a loss for words.

I remember a few months ago when I first read about this "Common Core" system for our children. What a disgrace....

Not only will they never be penalized for answering a question incorrectly ( for example, as long as they can explain how 3 +4 = 11, then its correct), they will be perverted, learning too much about sexuality at an early age.

Its bad enough that they are being over sexualized from the song lyrics of today....

Test score standards have already been lowered in lots of places. Where a 69 used to be an 'F', now a 50 is an 'F'.

This program will be the ultimate ruin of our nation.
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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:48 AM
And they wonder why kids are having sex and end up pregnant at younger and younger ages these days ...this is just rediclious.
I bet if someone sent this book to all of the lawmakers kids they would end up in jail or worse .

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:59 AM
reply to post by freakjive

how any of these " concerned parents " embrace the religious indoctrination of their kids - without batting an eyelid ?

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:02 AM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

Whatever drivel that was, is not on topic.

Kids have enough to deal with today, pushing the idea that it is ok for them to engage in sexual intercourse at that age is ignorant...

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:05 AM
If you live in a "Common Core" state, then you live where the government claims the right to sexualize your children.

Why is it critical, why is it mandatory, that someone teach your children how to masturbate? It's not like they won't figure it out for themselves when the chemistry is right.

This may seem like an odd analogy, but it is like my kids learning to climb a tree. They are allowed to climb trees, but I refuse to give them a "boost", or let them borrow a ladder, or stand on a box or anything to reach the lowest branch. The rule is, if you can't figure out how to get up there on your own, then you aren't skilled enough to be climbing that tree yet.

Basically, if a kid needs help figuring out how to do it, they probably aren't ready to do it yet.

But no, an educator at the Dept of Education understands your child's needs better than you do (and they don't even know your kid exists!). And because they get a government check, they automatically have a more mature understanding of healthy sexual attitudes than you do. ( Some of us have advanced degrees, but don't let that get in the way of a government program.)


posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:13 AM
I think explaining sexuality to children, in the age group defined, is very progressive and healthy. It would seem that nature isn't in disagreement regarding the material or the age group if she is the fulcrum whereby the sexual biology of some becomes viable. Additionally, with the increasingly irresponsible economic exploitation of sexuality and it's resulting desensitization; demystification for the young, such a curriculum seems appropriate allowing the young mind to apply criticality to the sexual culture they are a part of and have been formerly shielded from.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by agnisvaha

I disagree.

There is a direct correlation between premature exposure to sex and unwed/ underage sexual actvity.

Listen to any R & B or rap song today. The lyrics are overly sexual and inappropriate for young listeners. I'm black, but I don't listen to these genres of music anymore. In the 70's and 80's songs were not blatantly open about having casual sex and promiscuity.

Then look at the stats of young mothers and especially single motherhood.

We cannot deny the correlation.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 12:58 PM
reply to post by freakjive

so if just any old body does this , charges brought and jail time served and if the schools do it....????

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:02 PM
"After a bit, the female’s vagina becomes moist and slippery" Felt like that escalated quickly 0_o

"These feelings are often called sexual feelings or “feeling sexy.”
"Boys and girls, teenagers, and grown-ups too, experience sexy feelings when they masturbate. Masturbation is touching or rubbing any of your body’s sex organs for pleasure because it feels good. One everyday term for masturbating is “playing with

...and grown-ups too? "Yes, children, grown-ups masturbate and have sex too"... (satirical, not a real cite

I wonder how many kids are rearing to go home and play with themselves or eachother. I'm having doubts every child is thinking "Oh, this is information I can and will only legally / responsibly use many years from now". The repeated catch phrase "It's perfectly normal" doesn't help. It's not perfectly normal for eight year old children.This really is an interesting (insane?) era
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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:10 PM
This is the end my friends.

When the perverts and pedophiles are in charge of the "education" of youth and children, and consider teaching them with materials like this, all is lost.

How can decent people accept this?

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by QueenofSpades

I agree with you. Older music was based on innuendo and insinuation.... "insinuendo."

The art was is talking in a round-about way about sex without being overt. Also, most current music talks about sex as either a direct solicitation for it ("I know you want it") or else bragging about one's legendary prowess ( "the bitches are lined up for me.") Both styles confuse young people about how to share sex, or even succeed in getting a date! All they have left is a turgid hook-up.

The state will try to teach the "facts" without talking about values, so as not to impose any particular value system on the child.

The Irony is, sex only harmonizes with the rest of your life when it fits in with your value system. And that is true regardless of your particular religion or un-belief. Values are about "what it means." And the state will refrain from teaching values. Ergo they will be teaching...

...meaningless sex.

Way to go, government.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:20 PM
Sex ed. should be left up to the parents. If the parents need help, the school should then be willing to provide that help either through a sex ed. class in school or literature for the parents.

Kids don't need to learn how to flog the dolphin at that age. I remember when I was eight and my dinkly doo was the last thing I was thinking about except for when I had to take a leak.

This sexualization of children needs to stop NOW on all fronts.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:25 PM
reply to post by freakjive



Amerika !!

whoever ever this is.. pushing this agenda.. we the people need to crush it like whack-a-mole~!!!

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Auricom

Teaching children what sex is or how it is accomplished, isn't sexualizing them - it's arming them through education. On the other hand encouraging and sustaining an economic system/worldview which encourages excessive materialism and conflates this with sensual pleasure and sexuality would be indirectly responsible. I can cite ubiquitous breasts and hamburgers, size matters and its relationship with physical prowess; power as far more enabling of the sexualization of children, via environmental exposure than educating them on what sex is exactly.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by tovenar


Earth Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, and Teddy Pendergrass did not sing about how they wanted their women to "twerk that thang"....

nor did Patti Labelle, Sade, or Whitney Houston sing about "being the baddest b----"

but that's a topic for a thread I'll be creating soon.

Yes, you are absolutely right. I also read that Common Core will be teaching homosexuality as "natural" and will even refer to sex as being :

"sexual relations between two people of the same gender, OR a different gender.

See how they will push the homosexual activity first in the definition??

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by agnisvaha

Sex is natural, a part of life. It requires no education.

If we are going to teach kids anything about sexuality, we should be teaching them how to identify adult pedophiles among them, the tactics they use, how to avoid them, how to report them, arm them with everything we can to protect themselves and their innocence.

No graphic or pornographic images are required.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 02:33 PM
reply to post by ausername


Just as a poster said earlier, what is the difference between the graphic nature of this "lesson" and porn? As adults, we understand the is perverted and one is not. Our point though, is that do you think 8 yr olds understand that difference?

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 02:50 PM

Sex is natural, a part of life. It requires no education.

In theory sure, it's intrinsic to the human/animal genome but what this has more to do with in my opinion is the responsible manipulation and use of the procreative impulse. Such a curriculum, in my opinion, should have a preponderance towards objectivity and critical thinking i.e. sexuality is for procreation and can also be a source of pleasure and personal empowerment. It's advantages and disadvantages as it applies to the the collective social dynamic should be also be a significant part of the teaching strategy, i.e. how unwanted pregnancy can lead to lower educational levels and higher poverty rates, std's, etc.

ausernameIf we are going to teach kids anything about sexuality, we should be teaching them how to identify adult pedophiles among them, the tactics they use, how to avoid them, how to report them, arm them with everything we can to protect themselves and their innocence.

Great point. I think teaching kids about sexuality at this early age will empower regarding seduction and what that entails.

ausernameNo graphic or pornographic images are required.

Why not? Is their something wrong with the naked human body? I'm not trying to be a jerk here but should we hide animal genitalia form children too? "Oh, don't look honey, sparky's scratching an itch!"

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