How to make my block list…

… aka why school based sexual education for children is so important.

These comments happened in the middle of a discussion about Ontario’s new sexual education curriculum, during which poster #1 and #2 argued they could teach their children just fine at home, thanks. They’d have no problems teaching their children about “the birds and the bees” and could handle their questions without any outside assistance.

Meanwhile I, as usual, referred to Jeremy as my teen and used zie/zir pronouns…

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Then came a specific question about what you would say if your eight year old child asked a pointed question like “what’s a blow job?”

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Because answering questions honestly is “abuse”

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Conventional families… what are those again?

I pointed out that she’d have a great deal of difficulty teaching her children about the LGBTQ community considering the ignorance she’d shown regarding trans issues.

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transphobic4Between these posts were ones where Poster #1 claimed Jeremy would always be a male because of genitals, continually and intentionally misgendered zir repeatedly, and flat out stated she did not want her children to learn anything at all about the LGBTQ community. To make it more interesting, before I blocked her, she admitted she’d never even met Jeremy.

I commented in the thread that she was the perfect example for why mandatory school sexual education was needed and I stand by that statement. Luckily, and even more weirdly, it turns out that her children are nowhere near elementary school age. I figured she had preteens considering her 8 to 12 year old comment but her children are university age. Hopefully they’ve grown up to be less ignorant than their mother.

Ignorance is not a family value

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10 thoughts on “How to make my block list…

    • Thank you.I kept Jeremy out of it for the most part. Zie knew I was talking to jerks but not the actual details. The block feature is wonderful. I’m not the only one who blocked them that night.

  1. I’m impressed with your ability to explain under this kind of stress. I’m good at explaining things, but when someone is not interested or not listening, I get frustrated and lose the ability to speak at times. That you can think about the others listening and answer for them is really sweet. Reading this I’m also glad that I am able to explain things about gender (and sexual orientations including asexual…), and I resolve to try to do it with patience when the opportunity arises, because I am sure it is MUCH more painful to discuss when it is about your own child.

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