Wednesday, March 09, 2005

"Being sexy is the difficult thing"

There is an article in the Guardian today by Natasha Walter that chimes with what I was saying about the Channel 4 programme X-Rated: The TV They Tried to Ban the other day:
When everything has been said and everything has been shown, being explicit is simply too easy; being sexy is the difficult thing.
The ubiquity of sex (though not in Market Harborough) has other effects too. In schools, for instance, the insistence upon children knowing more and more at younger and younger ages makes sex education seem less like a liberation than another imposition of the National Curriculum. It risks becoming for this generation of children what long division was for earlier ones.
Sex, he thought angrily, sex, sex, sex. It's all we do in class these days. Why can't we do something interesting like geography?
For more from Morris Gleitzman's Bumface, click here.

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