Thursday, February 28, 2013

From Alfred Kinsey to Chicago Public Schools in Five Easy Steps

It's amazing how predictable the left becomes once you recognize the patterns.  With a few key phrases, and a little bit of time on the internet, you can find some great stuff.  The latest outrage out of Chicago is a textbook example.

First things first, Chicago Public Schools (yes, those Chicago Public Schools) are now considering teaching sex ed to five year olds.  Obviously, this is a terrible idea, but it'll probably move forward anyway because we're talking about Chicago.  Buried in the story, however, was this little nugget:
The proposed policy follows the National Sexuality Education Standards composed by four health organizations.
 National Sexuality Education Standards?!?  Excuse me?!?  That can't be good:
The Future of Sex Education Project (FoSE) began in July 2007 when staff from Advocates for Youth, Answer and SIECUS first met to discuss the future of sex education in the United States.
Now who, pray tell, is SIECUS?!?
SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, was founded in 1964 by Dr. Mary S. Calderone and a number of other brave pioneers.

During her tenure as the Medical Director for the Planned Parenthood Federation, Dr. Calderone became concerned about the lack of accurate information about sexuality for both young people and adults.
So, at the age of 60, with determination to live in a world in which sexuality was viewed as a natural and healthy part of life, she founded of SIECUS. She was joined by Wallace Fulton, Reverend William Genne, Lester Kirkendall, Dr. Harold Lief, and Clark Vincent. In the next couple of years, SIECUS’ first Board of Directors was established, our first foundation grant was received, and we  published our first book designed for teacher training.
Dr. Mary S. Calderone would be?!?
Co-founder Dr. Mary S. Calderone is the former medical director for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She boasted in a SIECUS report: "Few people realize that the great library collection of . . . the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana was formed very specifically with one major field omitted: sex education. This was because it seemed appropriate, not only to the Institute but to its major funding source, the National Institute of Mental Health, to leave this area for SIECUS to fill." Not surprisingly, Kinsey co-author Wardell Pomeroy was a SIECUS founding board member.

The primary goal of SIECUS, according to Calderone, is to teach human sexuality "very broadly and deeply with awareness of the vital importance of infant and childhood sexuality." The May-July 1983 issue of the SIECUS Report adds that a child's sexuality should "be developed in the same way as the child's inborn human capacity to talk or to walk, and that [the parents'] role should relate only to teaching the child the appropriateness of privacy, place, and person-in a word, socialization."
 Alfred Kinsey, founder of the Kinsey Institute, was this guy.

Cahnman's Musings is going to investigate further, because nothing good can come from "National Sexuality Education Standards" developed by a Kinsey-linked organization, but the linear progression is striking.

Background information here.

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