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Princeton Mom on Fox: Don’t teach kids about rape because most molestation is just bad ‘manners’

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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Princeton Mom on Fox: Don’t teach kids about rape because most molestation is just bad ‘manners’

"Princeton Mom" Susan Patton speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Author Susan Patton, who is also known as the “Princeton Mom,” asserted on Tuesday that young children should not be taught about rape prevention because bad manners were often mistaken for molestation.

During a segment called “Trouble With Schools“, Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked if it was going “too far” to teach kindergartners about bodily autonomy considering that CDC statistics showed that 42.2 percent of rape victims were younger than 18.

Patton, however, immediately questioned the CDC statistics, asking, “Is that really rape?”

“I think the numbers that have been thrown around as to the frequency with which rape and sexual assault occurs have come into question, and have been debunked in a of number platforms,” she insisted. “I think it’s a huge exaggeration, a reckless exaggeration of what actual rape statistics are or what actual sexual assault statistics are.”

As far as teaching kindergartners about rape prevention, Patton argued that the idea was “absolutely absurd to even enter into a conversation” about the topic.

“I think what we’re talking about here is body awareness or bullying or verbal harassment or recognize what somebody else’s space is and don’t violate it and don’t touch it, and keep your hands to yourself,” she continued. “This isn’t sex ed, these are manners.”

“And just like I don’t think sex ed belongs in school — we shouldn’t be teaching sex ed in school, that’s something parents should be teaching their children — manners, which is really what we’re talking about here. Keep your hands to yourself, don’t be bullying anybody, you don’t touch somebody, you don’t want them to touch you, you tell them not to. Again, this is manners, this isn’t sex ed… And even that should be taught at home.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 6, 2014.

by on Jan. 6, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2015 at 6:38 PM
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Quoting Pema_Jampa:

“And just like I don’t think sex ed belongs in school — we shouldn’t be teaching sex ed in school, that’s something parents should be teaching their children — manners, which is really what we’re talking about here. Keep your hands to yourself, don’t be bullying anybody, you don’t touch somebody, you don’t want them to touch you, you tell them not to. Again, this is manners, this isn’t sex ed… And even that should be taught at home.”

The harm caused by leaving it entirely up to parents to teach their children not to bully others, and some parents failing to do a good job of that, far outweighs the harm caused by schools teaching it in addition to parents teaching it, and some parents feeling that the school is stepping on their toes. 

Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2015 at 6:51 PM

eye rolling

mikiemom
by Gold Member on Jan. 8, 2015 at 9:49 AM

 This

What is wrong with this woman she seems to be deranged are we sure she didn't suffer a recent stroke or has she always been like this - very strange behavior.

Quoting Clairwil:

 

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

“And just like I don’t think sex ed belongs in school — we shouldn’t be teaching sex ed in school, that’s something parents should be teaching their children — manners, which is really what we’re talking about here. Keep your hands to yourself, don’t be bullying anybody, you don’t touch somebody, you don’t want them to touch you, you tell them not to. Again, this is manners, this isn’t sex ed… And even that should be taught at home.”

The harm caused by leaving it entirely up to parents to teach their children not to bully others, and some parents failing to do a good job of that, far outweighs the harm caused by schools teaching it in addition to parents teaching it, and some parents feeling that the school is stepping on their toes. 

 

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