05 Jul '12, 7pm

[Popagandhi] In case you missed it last night, here are my five questions for the Ministry of Education

Singapore’s Ministry of Education recently revealed its new sexuality education programme, now called SEd. (Read more about it on: Today Online , MOE’s press release , MOE’s SEd minisite ) The abstinence-first message was not surprising. The continued insistence on couching the abstinence-first message in majority/minority, mainstream/fringe terms was, especially after 15 000 people showed up in Hong Lim Park this past weekend to express support for ‘the freedom to love’. Even after removing Pink Dot from the fray, it’s a little hard to continue accepting the Ministry’s insistence that the only ‘majority’ that counts is the one that they view through their policymakers’ prisms, with no consultation, data, any form of scientific inquiry or poll. Little else seemed new, but for the introduction of ‘new’ elements such as the dangers of social networking. The rest of it may be...

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