This article (“Teenagers want sex — but a third get unwanted sex”, The Age August 4, 2009) really makes me sad.
It is proof positive that today’s youth have become the victims of their elders’ ideologies.
The sex-ed “experts” believe it is a good and healthy thing for teenagers to have active sex lives early and without commitment. “Sex” is something to “get”, something to aquire, something every teenager should “have”, and the more you have the better life will be for you.
Yet, according to this article, “a third of high school students say they have experienced unwanted sex”.
But even when the statistical reality stares them directly in their face, the experts will still come back with the reply: ‘‘For the most part, young people are having sex because they want to and they are enjoying it.”
“For the most part”? “Enjoying it”? I put the expert who made that comment in the same league as Sandilands and the 2DayFM stunt.
The report tells us that for a whopping 33% of today’s year 10, 11, and 12 students, sex has NOT been enjoyable. They have been forced to “have” it when they do not want to. That, dear reader, is non-consensual sex, aka “rape”.
So, not “enjoyable”, then. But of those who DO enjoy it, it can’t even be said to be “for the most part”. I’m just going by this article here, but the article reports that “overall, a quarter of year 10 students, and more than half of year 12 students, said they had had intercourse.” Yet the figure “one third” is said to have been “one third” OF ALL STUDENTS, not “one third” of those who were sexually active. Since, then, this “one third” must be a subset of the “quarter”/”more than half” who “said they had had intercourse”, that must mean that a majority of those who “had had intercourse” had experienced what is technically rape at some point in their short lives.
But our world continues to call good bad and bad good.