Given the taboo associated with it, anything even remotely related to sex education raises a lot of hue and cry. We refuse to have the conversation on it, altogether. However ever since the brutal rape and murder of 7-year old Zainab, the debate on the importance of sex education is being carried out on a larger scale. Many well known personalities have come out and expressed their opinion on it.
Many people have been advocating sex education being imparted to children in Pakistan to eliminate the taboo around discussing the human body and a person’s right to their own body
"Talk about sexual abuse – Break the taboo" Students, teachers, media persons and activists all gathered today at Karachi Press Club demanding protection for children through awareness and strict implementation of laws. #JusticeForZainab #JusticeForFaizan#JusticeForAllChildren pic.twitter.com/DCRBhn7HDB
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) January 11, 2018
1 Today I will blame all those closed minded people who stop school refrom introducing life skill education,which empowers children with information about good/ bad touch,sexual abuse n what 2 do in such situations.Criminal lobbies block this curriculum caling it“sex education”
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) January 10, 2018
Television talk show host Shahzeb Khanzada dedicated an entire episode where he talked about the importance of educating children about sexual abuse
Dont waste time… break barriers and talk to your children NOW… 90 percent of sexual abuse cases are done by close relatives or people known to you and your children…#Talknow pic.twitter.com/CSRlh5F6Nh
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) January 11, 2018
He noted that in a lot of child abuse cases the predator ends up being one of the child’s close relatives. As a result, it is important to teach children about abuse rather than shying away from the topic.
Among all this, singer Rabi Peerzada shed light on her opinions regarding this whole matter
Pop singer Rabi Peerzada took to Twitter to express her opinion of instilling sex education amongst children. According to her, it is the job of adults to secure their children. She regarded imparting sexual education to children as manipulating their minds and destroying their innocence.
Say no to sex education to kids. We need to take care of them. Not ruining their childhood innocence. O you agree? pic.twitter.com/4RwL8XSAYL
— Rabi Pirzada (@Rabipirzada) February 4, 2018
Pakistanis were left divided by Rabi Peerzada’s comments with some supporting her opinion
— پاکستانی (@khanKiCheety) February 4, 2018
yuppzz.. 100% agree wd u ma'am…???
— ?Nomi_Mughal?? (@Nooomi_Says) February 4, 2018
love you aapi
— Fatima jutt (@Fatima__jutt) February 4, 2018
Agree rabi g
— PML.NAWAZ®uk?? (@mz_est) February 4, 2018
— Kalim (@KalimMehboob) February 4, 2018
There were those who stood in strong opposition to her rant
— Abbas Syed ?? (@syed_zk) February 4, 2018
جہالت کے مینار شرم تو ہے نہیں اپنی سیاست کیلۓ اب پنجاب حکومت کے سٹیپ پر بھی تنقید شروع پہلے زینب پر کتنا سیاست کر رہی تھی یہ تم لوگوں کا مکروہ چہرہ ہے راج کے بیغرت ہو توبہ
— Maham Zaini (@maham_zaini_) February 4, 2018
Omg u looked better when u wud just post pics and not talk!! pic.twitter.com/r1QuQE9AHP
— Humayra (@Humayrah1358) February 4, 2018
People tried to clarify how educating children about various aspects of their lives, including sex, will in fact help them tackle problems in future
Sex education will not destroy their lives, it'll help save them. It raises awareness and teaches them about relationships, health, consent, rights and a million other things you don't seem to think are important enough.
— Afia. ☕ (@AfiaAMahmood) February 4, 2018
I strongly disagree with you. Proper education about sexuality should be given to kids.
— Ayhan Aslan (@Dionysos_leon) February 4, 2018
What crap…. kids need education as they r growing. They need to be taught about abuse & how it can happen & what to do!
— HH (@huma2910) February 4, 2018
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