They’re teaching kids it is OK to refuse being kissed and hugged by grandparents.

It violates their rights….or something.

And you better ask your baby if it’s OK to change its shitty/pissy diaper.

An Australian school program is teaching young children about the boundaries for sexual consent by explaining they have the right to reject kisses and physical contact with their grandmother.
It is part of a move to teach children about “body autonomy” and highlights concepts around sexuality and consent as they move through the school system.

The Respectful Relationships program being taught in the state of Victoria’s schools is meant to help kids learn to say no to unwanted physical contact. But in one “child-friendly” example, educator Margie Buttriss ignited a storm of controversy when she told kids they have the right to turn down kisses from their grandmas.

“We’re talking about situations such as Grandma wants to swoop in for the big sloppy kiss, and if the child doesn’t want that to happen, what can they do,” she said, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

“And they can respectfully say, ‘No thanks, Grandma, let’s have a hug instead.’ Or if it’s someone they don’t know, ‘Let’s high-five, let’s fist-bump.’ ”

Not everyone is as convinced as educators regarding the merits of rejecting physical contact with direct relatives. Some took to Twitter to make their feelings known.

Body autonomy courses are being taught from kindergarten to help children understand sexual consent.

Speaking to ABC News on 8 May, Deanne Carson said she works with parents from birth teaching them “to set up a culture of consent in the home” and to talk to their newborn baby saying things like “I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK?”

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    This is idiotic, but compared to: “Last year a sexuality educator suggested people ask their babies for consent before changing their nappies.” it’s almost sane.


  2. Eskyman says:

    Sadly, Aussies are far more to the Left than Americans are, and their legislators are even more so. When the gun banning took place, it was the “conservative” Liberal government of John Howard that did so; the much further left Labor Party was overjoyed, of course, as were the Greens & some others.

    My point is that there wasn’t any party which represented the people who didn’t want to see their guns destroyed. The Aussies don’t really have much of a “right wing,” but country people are closest; that’s the farmers & stationers (ranchers) and people in the small towns. The city folk are, just like in the US, mostly urban dwellers who have no idea of individualism & are largely collectivists. They outvote the country folks in overwhelming numbers.

    Australian politicians are, with a few exceptions, particularly loathesome and have passed some monumentally bad legislation.

    Long ago Australia signed onto the UN “Rights of the Child,” which has really screwed up a lot of kids. Parents aren’t allowed to punish their own children under this idiocy, so out-of-control problem children get arrested, then let go, over & over again but no one can do anything but waggle their finger & say, “That was bad, don’t do it again, or I’ll waggle my finger again at you!” Parents can’t spank, restrict, confine to quarters or anything against the will of the little darlings; of course many of the worst offenders are Aboriginal children, who all have a “get-out-of-jail-free” card because of their race as well as the UN protections. The new saying is, “No bad deed gets punished.”

    This is more of the same feel-good bullshit that will screw up even more kids; it’s no longer a surprise.

  3. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    So, no such thing as home schooling in Aussie land?

  4. Eskyman says:

    Woodman, I never heard of it when I lived there (I returned to the USA in 2003) but yes, they do have homeschooling there. It’s apparently getting more popular (and I’ll bet that many are the country folk I mentioned earlier who are doing it.)


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