It’s a tad late, I know. Well, make that a week late. But – for those who haven’t yet seen it, click on the link further below to read what I think about 15-year-olds who have sex with 25-year-olds and proceed to beget 3 kids before they hit twenty.
Hint: whatever I think, it’s not good and it’s not respectful towards the parties involved, no. Then again, they’re pretty much asking for ridicule to be heaped upon them. As is our country’s sexual health policy.
Oh wait…I almost forgot. We don’t have one. And our official sexual education policy is still stuck in the Abstinence, Abstinence, Abstinence stage. Which I agree might be very desirable when you’re 15 years old but which hardly reflects today’s reality.
One thing that amazed me was the response that the below blogpost gathered. The majority who disagreed with my points did so mainly because apparently “it’s not only in Malta” that these things happen. I agree. I’m pretty sure that you’ll find pregnant 15 year olds pretty much anywhere else. This does not mean we should stand back and applaud, does it?
And I’m pretty sure that yes, it’s only in Malta that we make it a criminal offence to have sex with a 17-year-old but then shy away from offering the right education and cultural support. Actually no, I believe that we are joined in making sexually active teenagers criminals by that bastion of democracy and 21st century living that is Turkey. Ah well, that makes it all right then.
Read and let me know which side of the fence you’re on.