In China, a radical sex education textbook aimed at primary school students has sparked outrage from parents about its “pornographic” content. The textbook contains depictions of homosexuality, sexual fantasies, and graphic cartoon images of sexual acts.
For China, sexuality is a sensitive topic, much more so than in Western countries. However, activists have realised the most potent means of spreading new ideas about sexuality is the education system, indoctrinating youngsters into liberal ideologies. Sound familiar?
Titled “Treasure Life: Sex Education for Elementary School”, the book comes in different editions for students in different school years. One parent shared on social media how she was shocked to hear her child reading the book aloud.
"Do you learn this in second grade now? Has this book really been put together properly? I can't even read the last bit. Is this a fake book from the school?"
The mother said she was perturbed that the school didn't inform the parents that the textbooks would be handed out.
The parent in question justifiably had a right to be shocked: her child’s school overstepped the mark, and usurped her role in teaching this sensitive topic to her child – all without this parent’s consent. Again, does this sound familiar?
Another social media commenter said:
“I feel that it will only prompt children to explore what they don't understand at a young age, like pornographic websites,” said SouthXiaoMing.
“You can teach children how to protect themselves, but you shouldn't use nudity and graphic images to stimulate their curiosity, especially when they are still undergoing puberty.”
Developers of the book at Beijing Normal University stated that the controversial book is being launched across 18 primary schools in the capital:
“The book was rigorously designed, tested, and revised. In China, sex has been a taboo issue; parents still do not want to discuss these things with their children, while children are increasingly exposed to inaccurate sexual portrayals in the media; we hope children can form their own values based on accurate, scientific information.”
This is a perfect example of an education system interfering in the parenting of children rather than teaching academic subjects. This comes straight out of the LGBTI activist playbook, which has been successful in so many other countries. LGBTI lobbyists have realised that the most potent means of spreading their ideology is through the education system and planting radical ideas at a young age; thus, in each country they target, they look to remove parents from the picture entirely, enabling their indoctrination campaigns to be fully executed.
In this case, it is culturally inappropriate, and fails to respect Chinese sensitivities around sexuality. Implementing these programs without parental consent is an affront to parents’ rights. The government should not be a substitute for parenting, especially when parents have differing views and cultural perspectives on issues as fundamental as gender and sexuality.
Children are not aware of these matters at a young age and planting the idea without parental knowledge could be harmful in and of itself.
In our own education systems, we see the spread of radical ideas about sexuality, which then radiate throughout our society with profound cultural impacts. It has become clear that education is the battleground for the future of our society, and parents need to be vigilant about what is being taught to their children.
Parents need to speak up when educators and governments implement radical programs and contested ideology in schools. As this story and various cases across Australia have demonstrated, many educators have no qualms about overstepping the mark when it comes to gender theory.
Show your support for the education officials who overturned the radical gender theory education program Safe Schools in NSW and Tasmania.