Re: Parent's letter
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Mon, 2 Mar 1992 00:48:00 EST
>From: "GIGITSCHIMUIS, Now how do you quack in Chippewa?"
>The homosexual issue is a hot issue and evokes a lot of heated
>emotional responses. It saddens me that parents would take a Cub
>Scout out of the program because of an issue which is mute at that
>level. Since MOST youths do not reach puberty until Boy Scout age,
>sexual preference of male youths cannot enter into the decision of
>preventing a youth to participate at the Cub Scout age. At the
>Cub Scout level, the sexual preference of the youth is irrelevant.
>The youth, for the most part, will not explore their sexuality
>until they are in their teen years.
With this part of your argument I HAVE to disagree. Recent studies have
shown -no.. I don't have a source.. I'm taking a class- that girls are entering
puberty around the age of 9 and males around the age of 9 1/2-10. So they
could infact explore their sexuality before teenagehood.
How can you say that sexuality is irrelevant this early? Kids these days
are LOADED with "information" and are EXTREMELY interested in the "facts of
life" and sex in general. They are growing up sooner these days... both
mentally and physically. I can't believe all the questions "my kids" ask. It
can be real awkward at times.
In addition, think about it... when you were elementary school, wasn't there
a teacher or a girl -or boy- in class that you completly admired and have a
total crush on? Isn't that being sexually aware... haven't you started to
assume your sexual "orientation" at that time? I think so.
PS: I agree w/ you completely on how absurd the issue is.
PSS: Excuse the lack of parenthesis... my shift key isn't registering.
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