Saturday, November 22, 2008

Educating the Youth

This poster is aimed at reassuring young people who are "discovering" themselves that there is no difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality. It reads:

The only difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality is homophobia.

When you are an adolescent and wondering about your emotional and sexual orientation, you may unfortunately also discover homophobia and its violence. This period in your life is often difficult to endure and can lead to serious problems, sometimes even suicide.

A national re-education campaign signed by: The Ministry of Health, Youth, Sports and Related Associations; and the National Institute of Health.

Question: Does it help to warn them that they may be headed for suicide?

Source: Le Conservateur

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At November 22, 2008 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same question occurred to me. Mentioning it does run the risk of suggesting behavior that might not have otherwise occurred to a troubled youth. For this reason, I don't think it is wise.


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