Angst in the papers
- This morning’s editorial in The Age is muted with respect to the two laws passed regarding reproductive choice in Victoria last week, opining that the abortion decriminalisation legislation goes too far with its explicit negation of a conscience clause, and the fertility intervention extension legislation (allowing access to IVF for single and lesbian women) doesn’t go far enough, because it doesn’t cover the children having access to the identity of both their biological parents.
- Changing the history curriculum – the mooted changes all seem very sensible to me, but some people are upset.
- Paul Sheehan writes about several popular culture explorations of teenage sexuality, and notes how the pornifying of sexuality has changed the way we view such things, in an op-ed that appears designed to please almost nobody.
Categories: culture wars, education, gender & feminism, history, media