June 21, 2013

British Children's Laureate Talks Sex, Or, Me ♥Heart-ing♥ Malorie Blackman, Part II

So, you know, if you wrote honest sex scenes in YA lit, the whole learn-by-porn-because-this-is-shameful thing would dry right up. Better sex from an earlier age, fewer assaults, an understanding of both pleasure and power and responsibility?

Using fiction? For education?

COULD WE DO THAT????

*sound of minds, blown*

CK's well reasoned thoughts on this are well worth reading.

3 comments:

aquafortis said...

I absolutely love CK's post about this--thanks for the tip. Huge AMEN over here, too. (Makes me think about all the "grown-up" SFF books my mom encouraged me to read growing up, like the Anne McCaffrey Pern novels, which were kinda sexy--not to mention the Judy Blume books....maybe my mom was trying to provide that positive angle without the awkward conversations. Although we had some of those, too. :D

LinWash said...

I continue to be impressed with Malorie Blackman.

adrienne said...

Yeah, that is kind of mind blowing. Such interesting, good points, and I'm glad people are talking about them.