Friday, July 04, 2008

Somedays you just have to shake your head

Now I know that most of the time news isn't that nice or good as the media seems to take delight in stories that show bad things happening and I've got used to that. But today even I have had to shake my head and wonder what the heck is going on in this country at the moment after reading three stories.

In the first story it seems the government or at least one of their various think tanks has come up with a proposal to try and help the rising rate of pregnancy in teenagers and the rise in STD infections. They are going to lower the age at which sex education begins. I know what some of you might be thinking? Start at 11? 10? 9 at the most, are the sort of ages I'm sure most of you are thinking. I bet few of you were thinking 4. Yes that's right, that's not a typo, Children as young as four are set to be given compulsory sex and relationshiop education in primary school classes. I couldn't believe it. Are we determined as a society to take innocence away from children? 4 years olds don't need to know about sex or relationships. I mean when your four even your friendships with your 'best friend' last as long as it takes for someone to pull your hair or not share a cookie with you. They even had interviews on the radio with some 6 year olds who were having a "Sex and Relationship Education" lesson and hearing them talk about how much they like those lessons was one of the most downright creepy things I had ever heard.

in the 2nd story a 17-year-old boy died after being tied to a tree, made to drink petrol and then set on fire, detectives said today and another teenager has also died after being stabbed in a re planned ambush over a girl.

In the final story the political correct brigade have struck again. I'm not againist all forms of political correctness before anyone has a go but some people push it way too far. Two schoolboys were given detention because they refused to kneel down and 'pray to allah' during a RE lesson. Parents said that their children were made to bend down on their knees on prayer mats which the RE teacher had got out of her cupboard and they were also told to wear Islamic headgear during the lesson on Tuesday afternoon. Now there's nothing wrong whats so ever with learning about different religions but forcing them to pray?? What the heck was going on there...

Anyway I'll leave my comments on those stories there otherwise I will go on and on.

Work was good today and once again I was able to get loads done. Which was nice :-) And onto even more cheerful things. It's the weekend and we know what that means don't we?

Yes it's the Doctor Who season finale and I can't wait to see what happens!

It's going to be good, I know it :-)




Rhonda said...

WOW! YOu sure you are NOT in the US?

Saxon said...

I don't think so. Unless the goverments being doing secret deals again :-)