Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Male Genitalia School Activity Causes Uproar; School Drops Modeling Activity
The Dispatch ^ | 2/20/14

Posted on 03/07/2014 2:46:23 PM PST by workerbee

**SNIP**

Late last week, it came to light a class of seventh-grade female students at Stephen Decatur Middle School had been required to make clay models of male genitalia as part of the Family Life and Human Development program taught in county schools to students in grades 5-11. While most agree the course, which teaches students about their changing bodies and making good decisions, is an important one for the students, few agreed making clay models of the male reproductive organs was an appropriate component of the program.

**SNIP**

Luzier said the girls in the class made life-size male genitalia with tinsel for hair and Easter eggs representing testicles. She said there must be some better way to teach the male anatomy including posters, text books or approved models.

“The fact that the girls had to make these, touch them, handle them and have them around in the classroom is unacceptable,” she said. “They had to present them to the rest of the class. The little girls were embarrassed and humiliated.”

**SNIP**

“The teaching strategy of constructing models is a highly effective and appropriate strategy for studying and learning about body systems in science, for example the digestive system or the circulatory system,” said Witherow. “However, when addressing the sensitive nature of this material, model making with middle school students is inappropriate. As part of the investigation of what has occurred, the teacher has been made aware of this and this activity will be excluded from all future lessons.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mdcoastdispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; arth; culturewar; eastereggs; education; makeaphallus; naughtyteacherslist; paganismandstate; poorjudgment; pornification; schools; sexed; sexeducation; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; teachers; waroneaster
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last

1 posted on 03/07/2014 2:46:23 PM PST by workerbee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: workerbee

But making models for intestines and not making models for genitals would be DISCRIMINATION!


2 posted on 03/07/2014 2:47:58 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

I see they are studying about the Clintons =)


3 posted on 03/07/2014 2:49:32 PM PST by Patriot Babe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Patriot Babe

A cooked strand of spaghetti noodle would represent Clinton’s.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 2:50:55 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Talisker
“However, when addressing the sensitive nature of this material, model making with middle school students is inappropriate. As part of the investigation of what has occurred, the teacher has been made aware of this and this activity will be excluded from all future lessons.”

Awww, how nice. She's been "made aware" that it's inappropriate?!?! Any teacher with judgment this piss-poor should be fired immediately. And don't tell me this "lesson" didn't have the approval of the administration -- teachers can't blow their noses without it. I hope the parents at this school district don't let this go. Outrageous!

5 posted on 03/07/2014 2:51:36 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Teacher needs some cell time.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 2:51:37 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
model making with middle school students is inappropriate. As part of the investigation of what has occurred, the teacher has been made aware of this ...

Made aware? MADE AWARE?

7 posted on 03/07/2014 2:53:10 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Young girls are so sensitive to sex. Why do people think they gravitate to a-sexual or sexually neutral men in the movies or media? Leave them alone!

I was 25 before I took life study art classes with nude men. By then I had matured enough that this didn’t bother me. Leave our children and young girls alone.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 2:55:04 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

I have lost the ability to speak.

When it comes time to shuffle off this mortal coil, I shall not weep.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 2:55:34 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“cooked strand of spaghetti noodle would represent Clinton’s”

Or obozo’s spine.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 2:58:39 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Wow. Today’s parents can take nothing for granted. Over the first few weeks in a semester, every course should be discussed with a child, when they come home from school. They don’t need to be interrogated, but the family deserves to know if something like this is happening anywhere in that school. These are the same folks who go all batty when somebody say’s Thanks Be To God!


11 posted on 03/07/2014 3:01:25 PM PST by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Did the boys get the chance to sculpt some female genitals? I accuse the school of discrimination! :-)


12 posted on 03/07/2014 3:03:07 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Lazzie, I’m with you.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 3:06:10 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Well, you can see how they’ll find it a small step to give the girls nude life models next.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 3:08:16 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

One day I picked up my 5th grade son at the school and on the way home he said he and some other boys were talking about girl bodies and how that worked. I told him they had it wrong (which they did) and I gave him a book that described how male and female bodies worked - with separate drawings of the two bodies, just like a diagram on a doctor’s wall has a drawing of the body. He went to school the next day and told the boys what he had learned. They were shocked his mother had given him a book all about it.

Sexual function is a body function just as other parts of the body have ways they function. I made no big deal about it so he didn’t after that, either. The “mystery” was gone.

Schools have gone nuts doing idiot things like making clay models. My son attended a fine public school - today, I’d put him in a private Catholic school where scholastic work is the goal rather than probing his sex life to determine if he is straight/homo/transgender. I was a school counselor then associate school psychologist in good public schools but I don’t think they exist anymore. I’d likely get fired my first day in today’s public schools.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 3:11:46 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
While most agree the course, which teaches students about their changing bodies and making good decisions, is an important one for the students....

Yeah, ranks right up there with literacy and basic math skills. /s

Frikkin' nanny state lefties.

16 posted on 03/07/2014 3:12:17 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio
Did the boys get the chance to sculpt some female genitals?

Reminds me of a dirty cartoon. Sheriff tells the men to "form a posse." Comes back, they have done some clay modelling. "No, I said form a POSSE!"

17 posted on 03/07/2014 3:12:42 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Ray76

Sounds like the activity was required with one goal in mind only - give the teacher his/her jollies.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 3:13:34 PM PST by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

So the entire school structure was just fine with the lessons as presented huh? Makes you wonder exactly how many of their teachers are guilty of inapprorpriate activities with their students, confident that the other teacher’s will stay quiet about it.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 3:13:40 PM PST by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

When I was in the 7th grade I wouldn’t have even known what this looked like. Or the 8th grade. Or the 9th grade. Or, until I was MARRIED! Good grief!


20 posted on 03/07/2014 3:18:14 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Albion Wilde

Can you believe that?? If my daughter had been in this “class” you can bet the teacher would have been AWARE of quite a bit.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:18 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: skeeter

Exactly what I told my husband.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 3:23:07 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Exactly how did they know what is “life size”.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 3:24:22 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Get your kids out of these pedo-shacks they call schools before its too late


24 posted on 03/07/2014 3:25:56 PM PST by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
If my daughter had been in this “class” you can bet the teacher would have been AWARE of quite a bit.

If my daughter had been in this class the teacher would be aware of nothing -- unconscious, bleeding.

25 posted on 03/07/2014 3:27:30 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: workerbee; Responsibility2nd; little jeremiah; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

The reasons for homeschooling are becoming worse and worse.Waiting for the public school defenders to appear and defend this one.

26 posted on 03/07/2014 3:28:13 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

27 posted on 03/07/2014 3:34:27 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

The boy’s 7th grade class thing was easy, they all just brought in Razor Clams......


28 posted on 03/07/2014 3:39:56 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Okay,I gotta ask: How did the teacher know that the girls would know how make22 a penis?


29 posted on 03/07/2014 3:49:32 PM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Marcella
Snip....where scholastic work is the goal rather than probing his sex life to determine if he is straight/homo/transgender...

That is the demonCrat way, according to FaceBook, there are (I forget the number) 57? new ways to classify your gender? Morality, personal responsibility, parental responsibility and parenting are being lost by the populus on a daily basis. We truly have a battle of Good vs. evil upon us. We must all stand united and battle this evil. Redshawk.

30 posted on 03/07/2014 3:51:58 PM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Ray76

Parents should start a civil suit and subpoena the teacher’s ISP records.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 3:59:08 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Ah, but the strawberries!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

http://philly.barstoolsports.com/random-thoughts/brazilian-woman-discovers-tree-with-penis-shaped-fruit-in-her-back-yard/


32 posted on 03/07/2014 4:00:12 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

I tried making clay models of female genitalia but it always turned out to resemble Senator Durbin (Dumb-IL).


33 posted on 03/07/2014 4:24:34 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: metmom; workerbee
Another Reason to Homeschool.

Can you imagine the uproar if this male genitalia modeling project happened in a child's home or in the home of a friend or relative? The Child Protective Services would be at the door in a nanosecond.

Teachers and principals should be held to the **same** standards as parents and ordinary citizens. If a particular behavior would bring the CPS to the door of an ordinary citizen, then the same actions should have the CPS knocking on the doors of teachers and principals.

34 posted on 03/07/2014 4:48:57 PM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lee martell
So the entire school structure was just fine with the lessons as presented huh?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Where is the uproar from the so-called “good” government teachers that everyone seems to know?

My opinion: There aren’s any “good” teachers. Once a good teacher is discovered they are fired or pushed out of the system.

35 posted on 03/07/2014 4:52:43 PM PST by wintertime
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
Can you believe that?? If my daughter had been in this “class” you can bet the teacher would have been AWARE of quite a bit.

I'd have been tempted to suspend any awareness whatsoever -- one of those model johnsons upside the head.

36 posted on 03/07/2014 5:28:43 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
Can you believe that?? If my daughter had been in this “class” you can bet the teacher would have been AWARE of quite a bit.

I'd have been tempted to suspend any awareness whatsoever -- one of those model johnsons upside the head.

37 posted on 03/07/2014 5:28:43 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: TADSLOS

Liberals view everything through the prisms of gender and race. Gender and race, rather than virtue and values, fully define what it is to be human. If being human can be defined by things over which we have no choice or control, then every human action, no matter egregious or outrageous, can be excused.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 5:30:47 PM PST by huckfillary
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
"The purpose of this activity was to teach the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system of their gender and the opposite gender."

A Google search could accomplish the same thing in a microsecond.

39 posted on 03/07/2014 5:33:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded

Yes, but the teacher wouldn’t get his/her jollies watching 12yr old girls ‘playing’ with male genitals.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 5:40:30 PM PST by Black Agnes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
When I was in the 7th grade I wouldn’t have even known what this looked like. Or the 8th grade. Or the 9th grade. Or, until I was MARRIED! Good grief!

no brothers, never baby sat, never changed a baby, never saw a dirty picture, until you were married????very unusual

41 posted on 03/07/2014 6:06:49 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: workerbee
She said there must be some better way to teach the male anatomy including posters, text books or approved models.

How about the girls learning about their OWN anatomy? Oh wait, they are already EXPERTS -- so says NOW and Planned Parenthood, who insist it is insulting to force abortion clinics to provide any biology information to expectant mothers seeking to terminate.

42 posted on 03/07/2014 6:44:52 PM PST by montag813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Girls deserve their innocence. This I say as a father of two amazing daughters.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 8:30:46 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: terycarl

My sons sat my girls. Learned to wipe away, not towards. Dear Lord, what’s this land become?


44 posted on 03/07/2014 8:38:41 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Thanks to liberals, don’t most of todays 7th grade girls have first hand knowledge of male genitalia?


45 posted on 03/07/2014 10:08:16 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: terycarl
no brothers, never baby sat, never changed a baby, never saw a dirty picture, until you were married????very unusual

Only child. Normal for the time.

46 posted on 03/08/2014 1:10:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: workerbee

Taught by closet pedophiles


47 posted on 03/08/2014 3:55:44 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ray76
Better yet, teacher needs to be classified as a sexual predator and made to register as an sexual offender for the rest of her life. She will not be able to live within 1/4 mile of a school, let alone work in one.
48 posted on 03/08/2014 4:08:21 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“A cooked strand of spaghetti noodle would represent Clinton’s.”

Wrong!

According to the knowledgeable, a single piece of macaroni elbow would be far more accurate.

49 posted on 03/10/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

The boys all went outside and studied the knot-hole in a fence post.

Or maybe the teacher brought in a ham with the bone pulled out.

(Jokes from hubby’s grandmother. His grandmother was rather graphic in telling Grandpa what he could do with his, uh, member. Hubby was scarred for life after hearing her. )


50 posted on 03/10/2014 7:39:49 AM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson