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As if China’s hormonal and horny students haven’t got enough to contend with. With universities getting all up in their “are you or aren’t you a mistress” business and some high schools already patrolling the halls for kissing couples, now “God” has gotten in the way of them even learning about doing it… at least in Yunnan.
The Educational Bureau of Yunnan province has recently instructed schools and universities to teach students to abstain from premarital sex and to ‘cherish their chastity’. The program; ‘No Apologies’ (无悔今生) is the ‘love child’ of an American conservative Christian organization – Focus on the Family (FOTF), whose main goal is “nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide”.
Some of the things they teach include the dangers of pornography (sore wrists? Big phone bill?), the benefits that delayed gratification has on marriages (after so long, anyone will do), and the theory that sex distracts youngsters from realizing their dreams (because successful single people are eunuchs).
Oh, and no fundamentalist Christian group is complete without a homophobic slur, right? They also preach the importance of ‘honoring the heritage of sexuality’ whilst condemning SpongeBob SquarePants for its pro-homosexual messages to elementary kids. Barney and Jimmy Neutron were in the firing squad too. Strangely enough, FOTF’s co-founder, who was recently caught vacationing with a known male prostitute, wasn’t.
In the organization’s quest to promote their
rants message, they are now spreading the message in China by hitting the younger generations. Schools in Yunnan will soon be issued with a US-published booklet that contains topics on contraception (hopefully not just the rhythm method), how to maintain pre-marital chastity, things to consider with regards to abortion and rather bizarrely….. ‘how to tell whether a person is infected with the HIV virus’.
Now, we’re no doctors, but we’re pretty sure (really, really, really sure) that unless HIV sufferers walk around with ‘HIV’ stamped on their forehead, then telling whether or not a person suffers from the illness is almost impossible.
The focus being on the maintenance of pre-marital chastity, the pamphlet also includes role-plays in order to fully verse students on what to say if they face a situation that could lead to sex. Role play scripts include:
Boy: “If you love me, you will have sex with me.”
Girl: “If you love me, you would not want me to give up my cherished chastity.”
Boy: “It’s very safe, I have a condom.”
Girl: You want me to bet my future with that condom?”
Boy: “You are the only thing I want to dedicate myself to.”
Girl: Good! If I am your only, then you can wait until after we are married.”
Sassy! We love how it’s only boys who are made out to be the horny ones. After all, girls can’t really want it themselves, right? That’d be so… ungirly! Also, can you imagine anyone actually being shut down by these? Our guess: These phrases will work as well on innocent Yunnan girls as they did on Bristol Palin.
When it comes to the ‘birds and the bees’, Chinese students have a pretty raw deal. They are either faced with the prospect of learning ‘what goes where’ from the internet (which could be pretty risky given the nature of some sites. Coming soon – ‘Why Chinese students love BDSM’) or from so called ‘sex-perts’ sharing their ‘sexpertise’ when parents don’t feel comfortable doing so. If you really want more than the current 32% of today’s Chinese youth learning about sex through school, do you really want them learning it this way?