The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.
– American College of Pediatrics (1)
There I was in the classroom, showing a kid how to spell neighbor (it’s a tough one). All of the sudden I noticed that one of the students had taken his shoes off. Typically this wouldn’t be cause for concern, since young children do far weirder things than kick off their shoes in class. However it immediately became apparent to me that something was out of the ordinary with this boy’s feet. A bright shade of turquoise covered his toenails from what looked like a professional pedicure.
It’s not uncommon at this point to see young people exposing their children to confusing ideas that perpetuate the dogma of gender as a social construct and teaching them that “gender norms” and “gender stereotypes” are harmful, unnecessary, and morally wrong to accept. This is leaving many people in dismay as to how to respond to the relentless political agenda that children are being subjected to on a daily basis.
Children should not be subjects of sociology experiments. This piece takes a close look at the stringent educational regulations (or lack thereof) and overall cultural pressures that are swaying the youth from becoming critical thinkers to instead becoming confused victims of insufferable liberal persuasion.
Gender-Bending Child Confusion
According to multiple sources, less than 1% of the American population suffer from gender dysphoria (transgenderism), and some figures say less than half of 1% (2) (3). Most children do not know even one person who has gender dysphoria, and most k-12 schools do not have even one gender dysphoric student. And yet children are being drowned in an onslaught of unscientific and biased information that is teaching them to ultimately be good little leftist soldiers, regardless of what parents think about these ideologies.
We are increasingly seeing young children, often times raised by transgender or queer people, being taught that their curiosity for masculine or feminine things opposing to their biological gender (girls playing male sports, boys playing with Barbies, etc.) means that they are transgender. The rise in children being raised as the opposite gender should incite great concern, especially given that many of these children are quite young and unable to question anything told to them by adult influences.
Gender dysphoric children are being administered dangerous, carcinogenic drugs referred to as “hormone therapy” that permanently alter their growing bodies. Minors are being surgically operated on in procedures that mutilate their genitals. Jazz Jennings, a famed case of gender dysphoria who underwent hormone drugs and genital mutilation as a child, is a well-known example of this irresponsible parenting and these unethical medical practices. Children are being culturally and socially encouraged to choose their gender, and many celebrities are raising “gender-fluid”, “gender-neutral”, and transgender children. Just a few taking part in gender-bending parenting are actor Russell Brand, singer Gwen Stefani, singer Celine Dion, actor Megan Fox, and actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
What’s more is that people are now bringing their children as young as preschool age to public library storytimes delivered by grown men in wigs and dresses, called “Drag Queen Story Hour” (4), which is headquartered in NYC but is present in cities across the country (including my home town of Charlotte, North Carolina). The men dress in drag (going by names like Angel Elektra, Geena Tequila, Lil Miss Hot Mess, and Blackberri) and read books such as Julian is A Mermaid, which is a picture book for preschoolers about a cross-dressing little boy, and Toni the Tampon, which teaches children that, despite what biology and anatomy used to teach us, boys and men can menstruate, too.
Drag is an oversexualized, misogynistic portrayal of femaleness that is not in any way appropriate for children to be exposed to. So why are parents subjecting their young sons and daughters to it? To feel as though they are doing their part in normalizing “LGBT” behavior and ideology, perhaps?
The New York Times published an article recently in defense of Drag Queen Story Hour, titled Leave Drag Queen Storytime Alone (5). The article states, Trump supporters think men in makeup are a bigger threat to family values than babies in cages. Leave it to the largest fake news publication to turn child exposure to adult content and confusing ideas into a political dogfight. The article goes on to state, Rather than a plot to corrupt children, Drag Queen Story Hour, which started in San Francisco and has spread to cities across the country, is another sign that the cultural left has been domesticated. Instead of performing in seedy bars, drag queens are using their love of music, theatricality and elaborate costumes to help caregivers entertain little kids.
Not shockingly, multiple men hired to read during Drag Queen Storytime are registered sex offenders of children as young as 4, who have written online about their prostitution and pornography careers (6). But don’t expect the NYT to report on that any time soon.
The curriculum, school libraries, and public libraries of many districts in states across the US are being filled with (taxpayer-funded) books that perpetuate the “LGBT” agenda. In Charlotte, North Carolina, schools were reading Jacob’s New Dress to first grade students as part of the curriculum (7). When parents realized that their children were learning about cross-dressing and transgenderism in class, they complained to administrators and the book was replaced with another slightly less extreme book. Charlotte k-12 schools are also implementing gender-neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as teaching students about “The Gender Unicorn”, pictured below, and instructing them to map out their gender identity and sexual attraction. Notice, in addition to the abhorrent terminology and implications, the rainbow in the unicorn’s thought bubble.
Many schools are holding a national day of reading in which they are reading to students a book written by Transgender activist Jazz Jennings (8). The book is called I Am Jazz, and is about a young boy who is transitioning into a transgender girl, and portrays colorful, playfully engaging renderings of the male character identifying and living as a girl.
Colorado teachers and staff as well as teachers and staff in many other states are being told during “LGBT” training sessions not to refer to students as “boys” or “girls” anymore (9), because they may identify as neither. Schools in Texas and other states are having “pride week” (also called “color week”) (10), which promotes homosexuality and transgenderism as positive and healthy occurrences worthy of celebration and class discussion.
Children should be protected from politically-driven indoctrination, not exposed to it, especially through the education system. But there is no shortage of activists posing as educators currently implementing this confusing, unscientific agenda into curriculum.
A program called Welcoming Schools, which provides lesson plans for developing gender and LGBTQ inclusive schools and is legally put forth in public schools as part of Common Core curriculum, provides teachers with material such as Develop LGBTQ Inclusive Elementary Schools and Help Students Understand Gender and Support Transgender and Non-Binary Children (11). Let’s not forget that “LGBT” involves lesbian, gay, and bisexual, all of which no fit parent wants their elementary-age child discussing with adults while no adult family member is present. What’s more is the term non-binary, which is used to teach children that they don’t have to identify as a male or a female, and that they can be male some days and female other days or be some other made up gender entirely.
A union called the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) published a resolution that noted their support of the adoption, implementation and enforcement, at the district, institutional and state levels, of policies… that specifically ensure that transgender students have equal access consistent with their gender identity to sex-segregated facilities and programs (12). Meaning that, if the teachers at your daughter’s school decide so, boys will be allowed to enter the girl’s bathrooms and locker rooms alongside your daughter, and that boys will also be allowed to join girl’s sports teams, giving some teams an unfair advantage over others. I think it’s important to note that many of the people supporting these ideas also call themselves feminists and claim to support the protection and success of girls and women.
An organization called the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network is working to get as many teachers and students doing homosexual and gender-related activism in their communities (13), including Ally Week, which according to the website is a student-led program where LGBTQ K-12 students and LGBTQ educators lead the conversation on what they need from their allies in school. Can you imagine, kindergarten lesbians? Or kindergarten bisexuals? Or kindergarten transgenders? This is the sick philosophy that allows and protects pedophiles to have open access to abuse children with the protection of being labeled as educators.
Out For Safe Schools is a program created by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the LA Unified School District, and the Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network. It currently partners with school districts in several states and in doing so is strengthening the global LGBT movement by implementing their ideologies into the public school system (14). Teachers in the districts that are partnered with Out For Safe Schools are encouraged to wear badges that visibly display that they are LGBT allies.
A hallway in a public middle school.
The Chicago Public School district’s Office of Health & Wellness published a document titled Supporting Gender Diversity Toolkit, which entails resources and tools regarding the support of transgender and gender nonconforming students (15). It is becoming apparent that the school system seems to think that teachers are qualified child psychologists, when in reality their only jobs are to relay subject matter and contact parents when students are having social problems and/or undiagnosed mental issues. The Chicago district has also implemented guidelines for teachers and school staff that outline definitions of concepts like sex assigned at birth, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and gender pronouns (which include they/them/theirs and ze/zir/zirs as opposed to he/him/his and she/her/hers) (16).
The NYC Public School District promotes several “LGBT” programs for teachers and students, one of which involves the LGBTQ+ Identity handout for students (17), and another that provides a lesson plan for students called Introducing Gender: Girls, boys, and more! that offers a set of activities that prompt students to think about what they like (favorite colors, toys, activities) as individual preferences—not due to them being a boy or girl.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction promotes Beyond the Binary: Gender Activism in Schools, which is a program designed to teach children radical gender theory (18). The text highlights many controversial topics, including restrooms (if transgender students are denied access to the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity, they might avoid using the restroom at school altogether… it is important that schools take steps to make sure that restrooms and other sex-segregated spaces be made accessible and safe for students who are transgender and/or gender non-conforming), transgender activism at school (organize campus visibility events such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance), gender “identity” (Myth: Transgender women are not “real” women and transgender men and not “real” men. Fact: People’s “true” gender is not defined by the sex they were assigned at birth. Our true gender is based on our gender identity. When a person who is transgender expresses an identity different from the one they were assigned at birth, the gender they are expressing is their “real” gender.), and more than two genders (all genders) (19).
An activist organization called Equality Virginia is advocating bringing “LGBT” inclusivity to schools and provides teachers with resources for introducing students to LGBT identities and allyship (20), including a path for school staff to encourage students to choose which bathroom they want to use (21). The Equality Virginia website provides a list of resource websites including Bitchmagazine.org, Bisexual.org, and Salacious (a Queer Feminist Sex Magazine).
The FAIR Education Act outlines what material teachers should include in their history and social studies classes and how they should teach it. According to the History Social Science guidelines, second graders must study a diverse collection of families, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents and families headed by single parents (22). It also states that Both
teachers and students [k-12] should understand the terminology used to refer to
individuals who are LGBT, and specifies that teachers k-12 must focus on teaching the
inclusion of the contributions of LGBT Americans to the economic,
political, and social development of California and the United States of
America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in
contemporary society (23).
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a highly political and biased activist organization that takes legal action against educators who violate the perceived “rights” of students, published a piece targeting children titled, Rights of Transgender, Genderqueer, & Gender Noncomforming Students (24). The piece states:
You have the right to be called by the gender pronouns that you specify.
You have the right to play on the sports team that matches your gender identity.
You have the right to use the restroom and locker room that match your gender identity.
The SPLC also encourages children to report their teachers and school staff for “misgendering” students, and the jobs of many teachers have been jeopardized as a result of the work of SPLC attorneys (25). The organization also (unshockingly) promotes mass illegal migration and perpetuates notions of white-nationalist hate groups rampantly committing violence (whilst conveniently forgetting to mention the multiple far-left groups regularly committing acts of politically motivated violence).
Western Governors University, a prominent online school that receives government (taxpayer) funding, published an article aimed at teachers of young students titled, 5 Things You Can Do to Support Your LGBTQ Students (26). The piece encourages teachers to:
- Put up “safe space” signs on classroom doors
- Create LGBTQ Organizations at their schools for students to join.
- Speak out against and prevent homophobia, stating, Students of all ages sometimes use homophobic words or expressions in the classroom. It’s important for teachers to let students know that such speech is unacceptable, prioritizing the made-up right to protected feelings over the right to free speech.
- Integrate LGBTQ topics into the curriculum, suggesting that teachers have free reign on the content of the material students are taught.
- Attend workshops to ensure their schools are inclusive.
The concept of inclusivity as it relates to liberal gender theory is currently buzzing around American campuses, but this issue is not one that only plagues the United States. A program called Safe Schools Coalition (27) was endorsed by the Victorian government of Australia several years ago and ended up going international. It indoctrinates children age 4 and older with books like The Gender Fairy, which introduces them to the notion that Only you know whether you are a boy or a girl. No one can tell you., and Growing Up Queer, which discusses Issues Facing Young Australians Who Are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse. The Safe Schools Coalition was founded by the gender-confused Roz Ward, who spoke at a Marxism Conference last year (28) and has since been appointed to a high-level committee advising the government on child education. Ward has said, “To smooth the operation of capitalism the ruling class has benefited, and continues to benefit, from oppressing our bodies, our relationships, sexuality and gender identities alongside sexism, homophobia and transphobia”, going on to say, “Apart from social stigma and discrimination, almost every single structure in society is set up to accommodate only two possible genders, male or female. Everything from the toilets we use, the school uniforms, changing rooms, all official documents, passports, the process is that you go through airports, everything is divided into these two limited gender options”. Later in the same speech she said, “Marxism offers both the hope and the strategy needed to create a world where human sexuality, gender and how we relate to our bodies can blossom in extraordinarily new and amazing ways that we can only try to imagine today, because Marxism has a theory of social change,” (29).
Ward attacking a man in the street because she (he? it?) disagrees with the man’s views (30)
Activists who pose as champions for the “LGBT” youth are leading the education system into a dark territory that puts children at risk and ultimately deprives them of growing into well-adjusted, functional members of society. Notice how children are being taught about these complex, nuanced concepts in a simplified manner with childish figures such as unicorns and fairies. Using childish images and interests to appeal to children is what predators do, and that’s certainly what these people are.
These false representations of “inclusivity” and “equality” have gone too far. School boards and teachers should be required to keep their personal views private and to adhere to material that is reviewed and approved by all the parents of their students. This national and international melee that is allegedly fighting for equality and inclusivity is a slippery slope that will eventually turn into a mandatory effort to teach students that Islam and head coverings are normal and positive for society and that socialist or even communist philosophies are safe and ideal structures for Western countries.
Child Sexualization Masked As Sex Education
The push for discussion on homosexuality and transgenderism with children, especially in the classroom, is a danger to the growing minds of the youth, particularly due to how it hides the highly sexual adult themes it delivers. Labeling talks on lesbians and men in skirts as “progressive” does not make it appropriate content for adults to be discussing with pre-teen children they’re not related to. In the US a growing number of States are mandating what are being called “inclusive” sex education programs in schools. Sex education is taught to children age 12 and younger, and this literal perversion of the education system has caused the outrage of many parents.
The California Board of Education published their 2019 Framework for Health Education which includes instructions for teachers to avoid using terms like boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, and husband and to instead say partner, since some students may be non-monogamous (meaning engaging in relationships including three or more people) (36).
Also per the Health Education Framework, the government (again, the taxpayers) provide funding for schools to purchase heinous textbooks containing explicit adult content. A few of the books originally included in the Framework are Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality (which contains extremely graphic and perverted images drawn for very young children), Who Are You? (which starts off by stating that there are many genders and introduces prepubescent children to terms like genderqueer), and S.E.X. (a book for high school children that mentions fisting, bondage, blood play, sex toys, among other things I’m uncomfortable mentioning) (31). The Framework also includes curriculum that teaches children that there are 15 genders, and that doctors guess which gender newborns are and wrongly assign genders. Fortunately, a group of concerned parents recently testified against the Framework before the State Board of Education which resulted in a revision of the material, although the new version is not much better in terms of pertinent or appropriate content (32).
Other books approved at the administrative level for public school curriculum and libraries include It’s Perfectly Normal (33), which depicts images of sex acts and masturbation targeting ages 9 and 10, King and King (34), an elementary age fairy tale about gay marriage, and Heather Has Two Mommies (35), which is a story about lesbians for children young enough to still say “mommy”.
The Healthy Youth Act mandates that sex education lessons are required to cover material geared toward “LGBT” students, stating that all comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention instruction and material must be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) students. Instruction must affirmatively recognize that people have different sexual orientations and, when discussing or providing examples of relationships and couples, must be inclusive of same-sex relationships. It must also teach students about gender, gender expression, gender identity, and explore the harm of negative gender stereotypes. This means that schools must teach about sexual orientation and transgender, cisgender, and non-binary gender identities (37).
Colorado lawmakers voted recently in favor of required LGBTQ inclusive education, passing the Youth Wellness Act (funded by far left activist groups) (38). The Colorado General Assembly states that The act prohibits instruction from emphasizing sexual abstinence as the primary or sole acceptable preventive method available to students and prohibits instruction from explicitly or implicitly using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools; employing gender stereotypes; or excluding the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals, and, For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $1,000,000 from the general fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the act (39).
The Gay-Straight Alliance has been a popular club offered in public schools for years (40), so rather than spending time after school discussing intellectually stimulating topics like science, math, language, or literature, students are spending their time discussing same-sex prom dates and social justice activism for “marginalized” groups. The GSA advocates for child activism in the form of anti-slur campaigns and days of LGBTQ+ sensitivity and awareness, and holds “activist camps” where students promote the cause with signage as seen below.
I was in the public high school system as recently as six years ago, and I can remember having in-class discussions (in honors classes) about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. These discussions always ended with every single student in agreement that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are mainstream, normal, fair, and fantastic for society. Now I’m not against same-sex marriage, on the contrary, especially given how many babies and children are adopted by homosexual couples; however, that is not to say that teachers prompting kids to have certain views about sex and adult relationships before they are matured enough to think critically and form their own opinions is fine and dandy. It isn’t.
Again, this is not just an American issue; children are being exposed to radical and inappropriate sexual material across the Western world. In Canada, sex education is being implemented in kindergarten (41). Prepubescent Canadian children are being taught mandatory material about discrimination based on sexual and gender diversity (42), stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity in their personal and social environments, how discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation can affect people, and 7 to 8 year olds are being asked questions like, Is it true that there are toys for boys and toys for girls? (43). The material also mandates providing 14 to 15 year olds with answers to questions like, How do I tell my parents that I’m on the pill? and, What do you do when a condom tears? (44).
Professor Kristin Gunckel, an androgynous-looking professor who instructs Arizona college students on how to teach children as young as 2nd grade, writes articles advocating inviting sexuality into the elementary science classroom (45). A piece Gunckel wrote titled Queering Science For All was published in the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, espousing sentiments like, Schools are highly homophobic and heterosexists institutions (Pinar, 1998). Only by disrupting heteronormativity and creating spaces for new or Other identities can schools achieve democratic equality, and, schools promote the image of the family as always consisting of one father and one mother plus the kids as the only natural family configuration. Explorations into how schools unquestioningly promote heterosexism reveal that sexuality is present and ubiquitous in the schools already. What is taboo is not the sexuality itself but any image, form, or discussion of sexuality that reveals the ways that sexuality constructs the normative world. (46). Gunckel wrote in another article that The heterogendered cultural discourse that privileges heterosexuality and normalizes sexual and gender binaries damages the science knowledge and opportunities to engage in science learning that children experience in elementary school science. (47).
But the sexualization of children using “LGBT” advocacy as a vehicle is not just occurring in schools. People across the nation and world are subjecting their children to this counterculture of a highly sexual and perverted nature as a way to feel like they’re teaching their kids to understand and actively participate in equality and tolerance. People get offended when you point out correlations between “LGBT” subject matter and child sexualization/pedophilia, but how can they when these correlations draw themselves?
The popular kid’s magazine Teen Vogue continues to publish increasingly shocking and sexually explicit “LGBT” articles, too many in fact to list them all here. One recent Teen Vogue article titled How to Have Sex if You’re Queer (48) states that Rarely does traditional sex education tackle pleasure for pleasure’s sake, how to have sex for non-reproductive purposes, or the wide spectrums of sexualities, bodies, and genders that exist. Instead it tends to cover penis-in-vagina penetration only, pregnancy risks, and STI/STD transmission, leaning heavily on scare tactics that may not even work. Another recent article titled Why Sex Work Is Real Work (49) tells young teen readers that continued criminalization of sex work and sex workers is a form of violence by governments and contributes to the high level of stigma and discrimination. In a video titled “5 Common Misconceptions About Sex and Gender” published on Teen Vogue’s website and YouTube channel (50), Teen Vogue employs activists to tell young kids that “The idea that the body is either male or female is totally wrong.” and “Trans women are not biological men. A trans woman is a woman.”
I want to take this opportunity to talk about a particularly sinister online presence named Queer Kids Stuff, who makes YouTube videos for children of toddler age and older, such as “B is for Bisexual” (51), “L is for Lesbian” (52), “LGBT Kings & Queens” (featuring adult drag queens) (53), and “Where Do Babies Come From?”, in which children are taught that sperm and eggs are not male or female, but that “some bodies” have one and “some bodies” have the other (54). The most disturbing video Queer Kids Stuff has put out (not that they aren’t all extremely sickening) is about gay pride and features a young child cross-dressing in drag and dancing flamboyantly (55).
This indoctrination being carried out via colorful, cartoon images to appeal to a younger audience is becoming more common. A popular children’s cartoon called “Arthur”, which is aired by the publicly funded program PBS, recently put out an episode depicting one of the main characters having a same-sex wedding (56). This cartoon is geared toward elementary age children, and I personally watched it for years during early childhood. Nothing about being eight years old should involve consuming content revolving around adult topics like marriage, adult relationships, or homosexuality.
Delusions of the mentally ill should not be taught to children as a state of reality they must experience and take part in. Does that mean that gender dysphoric children and homosexual teens and people in general should not be treated with equal respect to the majority and offered counseling and support when needed? Of course not. But the vast majority of people do not suffer from gender dysphoria or homosexuality, which is a reality that children should learn to accept. The censorship and silencing of all who disagree with “LGBT” indoctrination, who are being labeled “homophobic” and “transphobic”, is rampant; meanwhile this sexualization and psuedo-education of children is not being censored or silenced in the slightest.
This barrage of propaganda is being enforced at a legislative level. Educators at higher levels cannot get their student bodies up to speed with basic English or college-ready mathematics, many kids cannot read at all before they are exposed to this propaganda, and yet the system is busy focusing on forcing teachers to use class time and campus activities as an indoctrination camp for the future adults of this world. Children who are not old enough to dress themselves or make choices for their own well-being are now being encouraged to choose their own gender.
While you, the taxpaying citizens, are out working hard to provide a quality life for your family, your children are being fed anti-scientific gender theory and overwhelmed with radical, far-left buzzwords. The educators who we pay to serve the community have politicized and poisoned the education of the innocent youth who they have been entrusted to properly educate. Children are being taught that diversity and inclusion mean tolerance of a variety of sexual orientations, “gender identities”, hair colors, and who knows what else; but they are not being taught to have tolerance for or be inclusive of diverse opinions or perspectives. Intellectual diversity has no place in this menacing practice of brainwashing the youth with the “LGBT” agenda, because children are taught that if they question notions like “fifty genders” or “men who want to be women are women”, then they’re intolerant bullies.
As previously mentioned, it isn’t just the education system carrying out this indoctrination on the youth. Television, film, music, celebrity influencers, art, social media, irresponsible parenting, censorship; there are many avenues through which these “progressive” concepts are being streamlined into the malleable minds of young people.
In observing how all of this indoctrination is entirely political, partisan, and intersectional, it’s important to look at the bigger picture and consider why this may be happening. I will end this piece with an excerpt from the book The Naked Communist by former FBI employee W. Skousen (57), which discusses the goals of communism:
- Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
- Gain control of all student newspapers.
- Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations that are under Communist attack.
- Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
- Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.
- Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
- Control art critics and directors of art museums. ” Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
- Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
- Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV. [Note: This is the Gramscian agenda of the “long march through the institutions” spelled out explicitly: gradual takeover of the “means of communication” and then using those vehicles to debauch the culture and weaken the will of the individual to resist.]
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”