Maturity (Fandango’s Friday Flashback)

Yay, it is Friday again, and Fandango has just published his Friday Flashback post. The idea is that he picks a post from this day in a previous year, to give newer readers a better insight into what does and doesn’t make him tick.

I have always liked that idea, so shall also post my own reminiscence. As much as anything, it reminds me of where I was, where I am now, and how far I have come. Hopefully, you will find it entertaining along the way.

I have never before written a post on this date, so you’ll have to settle for one close by. This is from last year.

Obviously, something must have come up on the news, and I passed comment on it. The headline argument was framed around sexuality, but actually the question was about – I shan’t say the age of consent – but perhaps, the age of appropriateness. This issue itself is long gone, but I’d still be interested to hear any views.

Mister Bump

Part of me chuckles whenever some kind of sexuality-based issue comes up. LGBT, Pride etc. I mean, I have a broad notion that a couple should be able to behave as they wish, as long as it is consensual, but beyond that, it raises an eyebrow that it is such a big deal for people.

Actually, I should not be surprised because with any non-hetero situation, there has been an associated fight for equal rights, and equal rights is important.

There’s an issue currently with some schools in Birmingham. I have no school-age children so, as you might imagine, it’s not a topic I follow closely, so I might have this wrong. A group of schools up there are teaching kids about relationships. The teaching includes gay and bi relationships, and I’m not sure if all the schools involved are primary schools (4-11 years), but certainly some of them are…

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  1. I think to each their own. However, in public displays of affection should be “G” rated no matter the sexual preference. In school…that is a tougher one. Obviously kids mostly see each other in school. It is also depending on the age it is a time of trying to find out who they really are as a person. I school affection should be kept private.

    In today’s world as much as some will dislike my opinion I am going to state it anyway. It is perfectly fine for others’ to disagree with me. That being said I think that all aspects of sexuality LGBT, Pride, heterosexual, etc. should all be explained. Not in any horrific detail, but so as those maturing can understand what they may see out in the world.

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  2. Thinking back, I think the parents were more het up just about their children knowing that these relationships existed, not necessarily seeing displays of affection. I think that the school made that decision, and everybody else (the Board of Education, the government) weighed in along the lines that the school had the right to make the decision. But, yeah, that knowledge vs public displays seems to fit with what you said.

    I’d kind of agree with you about public displays of affection but I’m not sure that it could be enforced, especially with older teens. I know the French went down a very secular route a few years ago (no displays of religion, including wearing, say, a brooch in the sign of a cross) and it caused lots of controversy.


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