Sex Education prevents gender violence, while “sex education” increases it
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Explanation of the Post
Sex Education prevents gender violence when solid research to back them up. Failure to do so introduces serious errors in the sexuality education of children, young people and adults. For example:
Research has shown the common error in “sex education” of placing the danger of sexual violence in stable relationships while omitting that there is even more danger in sporadic relationships. The research shows that it is essential to educate in making visible and confronting the coercive discourse present in diverse social contexts, which leads to violent relationships.
There is consensus that Sex Education produces results that are promoted together with the educational community and the immediate context, promoting the rooting and transformation of community values.
Sex Education that succeeds in preventing gender violence reflects on and deepens feelings, especially friendship and love. Failure to do so exposes girls and boys to more violent and Disdainful Hook-Ups
Research has identified a significant component leading to gender violence, a dominant socialisation process that associates attractiveness (those who are most liked) with men who display violent behaviours and attitudes. In contrast, egalitarian and non-violent men are emptied of attractiveness. Sex education that detracts from the attractiveness of egalitarian and non-violent men impacts an increase in gender-based violence.
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