A Washington state school board director is planning to host events at an “identity-inclusive” and “not creepy” adult store that she owns in order to talk about topics including “sexual anatomy for pleasure” and “safer sex practices” with kids as young as nine years old.
According to The Epoch Times, Jenn Mason, the school board director for Bellingham Public Schools, has been advertising a summer sex education program she calls the “Uncringe Academy” where, according to an online ad, she intends to help “young people to feel comfortable around these topics so that they can advocate for their own bodies, health, and well-being.”
The outlet reports that she is offering two “two-day, empowerment-based” workshops, one for children aged 9-12, and another for 13-17-year-old teens. The workshops will cover topics such as “gender and sexual identities,” “sexual anatomy for pleasure and reproduction,” “kinds of solo and partnered sexual activities,” “safer sex practices for all kinds of sexual activities,” and “the ethics and realities of sexualized media and pornography.”
“Workshops are divided by age and presentation of topics will vary for developmental appropriateness,” according to the ad; tickets are sold at prices ranging from $5 to $50.
The Epoch Times notes:
The events are set to take place in August at WinkWink, an adult store that describes itself as a “woman-owned, identity-inclusive sex shop in Bellingham” that offers “non-toxic sex toys, lingerie, books, menstrual-related goods, and educational classes.”
Mason was blasted on social media after Seattle-area talk radio show host Jason Rantz reported on a “queer youth” event that the school board director hosted earlier this month for young children at the adult store.
The host called the event “inappropriately inclusive” and “extremely creepy,” arguing that “having kids present in a sex shop is bizarre enough.”
But Rantz did not put it all on Mason.
“It’s hard to explain who has more questionable judgment: Mason or any parent who brings a child to this event,” Rantz said.
Naturally, Mason defended her ‘classes’ in a letter to Rantz, arguing that “safe sex practices” are “not generally covered as a main topic in this course except as it relates to consent, communication, and safety” for the 9-12 age group.
“The class for 9- to 12-year-olds is an introduction to topics related to relationships, puberty, bodies, and sexuality. We focus on what makes healthy vs. unhealthy friendships and romantic relationships, the science of how puberty works, consent and personal boundaries, defining ‘sex,’ and discussing why people may or may not choose to engage in sexual activities,” she told Rantz.
“This course includes understanding the basics of sexual anatomy, including the names and function of body parts related to reproduction and pleasure. We also cover the basics of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation,” she added.
Rantz responded by claiming that Mason is “well-intentioned,” but that what she’s doing “goes too far.” He added that he still believes it is highly inappropriate to expose pre-pubescent children to discussions about sexual pleasure or “confuse them on gender identity.”
Talk about an understatement.
For the record, “the workshops Mason is advertising will be held in her personal capacity as a business owner” and “not as the director for the Bellingham School District,” according to The Epoch Times.
Nevertheless, the district will be tied to this whether it wants to be or not, meaning, responsible adults who run that district need to think about their association with a woman who wants to discuss ‘sexual pleasure’ with nine-year-olds.