.- The association âProfessionals for Ethicsâ in Spain has criticized the Socialist government for distributing âsexual orientationâ material through the controversial, government-required course, Education for the Citizenry.
The organization then listed numerous complaints about the course, which has been accused of promoting an irresponsible view of sex.
In Andalucia, Spain, officials have published an explicit manual on âsexuality and healthâ aimed at teens which includes disturbing âclassroom activities.â
Officials in Aragon have created a youth magazine geared toward young people aged 12-15 to steer them away from âtraditional masculinity, patriarchal, sexists, racist and homophobicâ behavior.
In Asturias, educators have published a sexual guide for teens to train them in sexuality âbased on the equality of different sexual orientations.â
In Cantabria, sexuality workshops for boys and girls aged 13-15 were implemented to help them âknow their bodies and practice responsible sexuality.â
In Baleares, the local government is organizing an event called âExposex,â an explicit expo that promotes âsexual and emotional health free of stereotypes.â
In the Basque Country, a âGuide for Girlsâ published by the Basque Institute for Women encourages 12-year-old girls to âfall in love with another person either of the same or opposite sex.â It also teaches the girls âhow to express their sexuality with a boy without the risk of becoming pregnant.â
âUsing the excuse that this is for the affective-emotional education of children, promoters are introducing the desire to learn about sex at an early age,â said Fabian Fernandez de Alarcon, general secretary of Professionals for Ethics.
âThis is a social re-engineering program of catastrophic consequences that is intended to be imposed without the approval, or in most cases, the knowledge of parents,â he said.