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Health Ministry To Schools: Boys Can Cry, Same Sex Attraction Is Normal And When A Girl Says No, It Means No

Published on 21 February, 2017 at 6:25 pm By

In a move which should have long been in place, the health ministry has finally understood the need to alter the Indian school curriculum to instill sensitivity in adolescents.


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The Health Ministry has prepared resource material for adolescent peer educators to perpetuate the importance  of consent, trust and acceptance among the kids. The peer educators will be called ‘Saathiya’ and will be trained under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKS). They will also be trained to educate adolescents about addictions, smoking, drugs, contraceptive methods for safe sex as well as abortion.

Here are few of the excerpts from the new resource material:

Same sex relationships might not have been accepted by the judiciary yet, but the schools are all geared up to accept it as a universal truth.

“Yes, adolescents frequently fall in love. They can feel attraction for a friend or any individual of the same or opposite sex. It is normal to have special feelings for someone,” reads one of the excerpts from the Hindi resource material.


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A No means a No finally gets official.

It is important for adolescents to understand that such relationships are based on mutual consent, trust, transparency and respect. It is alright to talk about such feelings to the person for whom you have them but always in a respectful manner… Boys should understand that when a girl says ‘no’ it means no,” reads the resource material.

 



 

This new implementation also aims to challenge the fallacious standards of what masculinity stands for.

Boys can cry, cook or design. 

A boy can cry to give vent to his feelings. He can also be soft-spoken or shy. Being rude and insensitive is not a sign of masculinity. It is alright for boys to like things like cooking and designing that are normally associated with girls; adopting the role of the other gender does not mean that he is not male.

 

Saying No to labels. 

The same applies for girls who talk too much or like to dress like boys or play games like boys. It is wrong to label such people as ‘sissy’ or ‘tomboy’.”

 

 

And although we are too late to inculcate such basics in the growing years of children, nevertheless, we have started from somewhere.

Here’s to breaking stereotypes!


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