My letter to the New York Times – my tenth! – was published on June 28, 2021. It’s in response to Peggy Orenstein’s Times article on “Ignoring Pornography Won’t Make It Go Away.” Here.
“I’ve been a sexuality educator for decades, but when people who don’t know that ask me what I teach I very often say: “Critical thinking skills. Isn’t that what all teachers teach?” Why is that idea controversial only when it comes to learning about sexuality?”
“Children lose their innocence when they discover that the people they love and count on won’t always be there in the future. Abdicating our roles around children’s need to make their way healthfully and joyfully in the world as sexual people teaches them that we’re not there for them now.”