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Swiss Officials Mandate “Sex Boxes” for Kindergarten Classrooms

By Jerry A. Kane

NOTE: I apologize to Sweden and my readers for the mistake I made in this piece. The schools with the sex-boxes are in Switzerland, not Sweden. I’m under time constraints, so I’ve been writing two pieces at the same and really screwed up on this one. Please accept my sincere apologies for such shoddy work; it’s inexcusable. If you decide my creditability is zero after this, I understand. But if you do decide to come back, I will do my best to make sure that something this egregious never happens again on this site.  

Jerry A. Kane

This school year in Basel, Switzerland, kindergartners will get to experience the pleasure of their sexuality with a “sex box” filled with models of human genitalia.

“Children should be encouraged to develop and experience their sexuality in a pleasurable way.”—Daniel Schneider, deputy kindergarten rector for Basel and co-developer of the sex ed curriculum

Teachers will use the fabric models of human genitalia to administer sex-education lessons to 4 to 10-year-olds. The mandatory sex-ed curriculum suggests that teachers play soothing music in the background while they teach children how to massage each other and how to use warm sand bags to rub themselves.

“We would like to offer these children firm support, which is often not available in the family. The box is only an aid. I trust the teachers to approach the material with care.”—Christoph Eymann, Basel education minister and liberal democrat party member 

Although thousands of parents complained to education officials about the mandatory program, officials have dismissed their complaints saying they would change the name of the program, but wouldn’t stop the sex-box kit from being distributed in the classroom or exempt children from the lessons.

“It was no doubt stupid to call it a ‘sex box’ – we will change that. But we will stick to our goal: to get across to children that sexuality is something natural. Without forcing anything upon them or taking anything away from their parents.”—Christoph Eymann

Children lack the cognitive ability to be sexually aware until they go through puberty. Five-year-olds cannot consent to sex because they are cognitively incapable of giving or withholding meaningful consent. According to Thomas Steffen, a school doctor in Basel, sex education “is a problem that only adults have.” Obviously Jean Piaget’s biological stages of cognitive development have little sway in Switzerland.

“I for one certainly want tons of school children to learn that it’s OK to be gay … I and a lot of other people want to indoctrinate, recruit, teach, and expose children to queer sexuality AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.”—Daniel Villarreal, Queerty contributor

The radical Marxists and sex-crazed zealots in the gay rights movement have deconstructed the old fashioned values of Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood and the childhood innocence of Captain Kangaroo. Soon Bunny Rabbit’s carrots will be supplanted by wooden penises and fabric vaginas; then America’s kindergartners can join the “enlightened” Swiss in knowing “that contacting body parts can be pleasurable.”

“Romper, Bomper, Stomper, Boo,

tell me, tell me, tell me do.

Tell me magic mirror today,

Did all my friends have fun at play?”

The barbarians are inside the gate beckoning everyone to the marriage supper of Bert and Ernie

As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends … to increase. And the dictator … will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope, the movies, and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.”—Aldous Huxley, Forward to Brave New World

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Sex ed ‘toys’ raise eyebrows in Basel, ‘Sex box’ for Swiss kindergarteners has genitalia toys: will teach sexuality is pleasurable and ‘Sex box’ to get new name as parents revolt.

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