Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quote of the day...

Quote of the day...  This is from Starri Hedges, a Director at the Gaia Democratic School (a private school whose logo appears at right) in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
“It was certainly the first time we have taken that kind of field trip and it will probably be our last, which I feel bad [about] because the kids had so much fun.”
The field trip she's referring to was for a dozen students of middle- and high-school age for a sex education class – to the Smitten Kitten, a “progressive sex toy” store.

I'll bet they had fun, Starri :)

Sex education when I went to school consisted of a single session, perhaps 30 minutes long.  The class was boys-only, there was a short film that taught me exactly nothing I didn't already know, and then the teacher (a gym teacher!) mumbled something about talking with our dads and seeing the school nurse “if we had a problem”.  That was it.  No field trips anywhere.  I'm not sure if sex toy stores existed back in the '60s.  I don't remember them.

What the hell is a progressive sex toy, anyway?  Are they gender-neutral?  Are they free for low income folks?  Are they engraved with the collected wisdom of progressive thought-leaders (plenty of room on even the smallest sex toy for that!)?  Or maybe it's just that the store makes a contribution to the Democrats when you buy an anatomically-correct “personal massage” device?

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