Omaha Parent Compares Sex Ed To Rape

by
Kate Brown
One mother compared the proposed new sex-education curriculum in Omaha, Nebraska to rape during a public committee meeting earlier this week.

There are some stories that are hard to believe, and then there's this. 

In a sadly not-so-surprising statement made earlier this week during an Omaha, Nebraska committee meeting to discuss the future of sex-education, one mother compared the proposed new curriculum with rape. 

"Yes we need to give children an education. But the curriculum that you have, the standards you have, gives children too much information," one woman, who was not identified, said at a school board meeting on Monday night according to KETV video. "It rapes children of their innocence."

Thankfully, this sentiment did not seem to ring true for everyone at the meeting.

One sane committee member pointed out that the curriculum hasn't been revised in over three decades. 

"I will be 28 years old on January 12th. And the curriculum hasn't been updated ever since I have been born," board member Marque Snow told WOWT, the local NBC station. "Within 28 years you have had so many changes just within Human Growth and Development but also within the changes in our society and medication, STDs and the rise of it in our culture."

While there are still some parents fighting against the new curriculum, a telephone survey with parents shows that many are in support of the change, over 90 percent saying the district should teach both abstinence and prevention.

"What we're proposing tonight," OPS Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Dr. ReNae Kehrberg said during the meeting, "is to include LGBT as well as current information on STDs, HIV AIDS, as well as healthy decision making abstinence and contraception."

Banner Image Credit: KETV/Screenshot 

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