When asked about the controversial text message campaign urging people to vote 'yes', Mr Brady said "We can't leave any stone unturned in our quest to deliver equality to people.""There are 16 million people out there with a vote and we have a duty to use every mechanism in our power to talk to every one of them about why marriage equality matters, about why it's so important to post your vote and why marriage will take nothing from anybody but will make Australia a fairer place for all," he said.Currently Mexico recognizes same-sex marriage in several states.
Abstract: Talking about non-heteronormative orientations and relationships can be difficult, especially with young people who may be in the process of understanding and navigating their place within a broad range of sexuality and gender experiences.
Using the various incarnations of Timothy Conigrave's celebrated Australian text Holding the Man, Dion Kagan offers ways to create a welcoming and respectful atmosphere and start conversations about sexuality, history, HIV/AIDS and adaptation.
Thousands of same-sex marriage supporters have door-knocked around the country, encouraging Australians to post their votes.
Teams of volunteers hit the streets of Leichhardt, in Sydney's inner west, on Sunday in what the Equality Campaign says is the county's largest door-knocking event."This is incredibly important for people, this is about their lives and their dignity and we have a duty as a campaign to do everything in our power to win this on their behalf," Equality Campaign executive director Tiernan Brady said on Sunday.
Conceptions and Curriculum: Sex and Youth In this article I am concerned with the ways conceptions of adolescence and sexuality take hold in and beyond the English curriculum.
According to Nancy Lesko, "conceptions imply modal ways to work with youth" (454).Introduction: Numerous accounts have been developed which portray sex addiction and the sex addict.These in turn have led to screening tools, said to be capable of accurately distinguishing the sex addict from non-addicts.In the English classroom, where personal growth is often an explicit part of the curriculum (Lewis and Tierney), sex might seem a natural fit.But sex is a sticky wicket because of the protectionist role most adults assume in relation to the youthful body (Sarigianides).While it can feel more comfortable to ignore sex as it comes up, deliver a silencing statement, or plan a biologically neutral information text unit, reading and reflecting on teaching through a youth lens can facilitate a more responsive English classroom (Sarigianides, Lewis, and Petrone), especially when topics like sex come up.This means recognizing adolescence as a sociopolitical construct (Lesko), reading and talking back to dominant conceptions that govern (youthful) bodies (Blackburn), and warming youth and adults up to the inevitable but productive discomfort of in-school work with sex (Ashcraft, "Girl").In this article, I couple work from sex education and sex in the English curriculum to analyze a classroom vignette from a larger study examining how a teacher and students negotiated textual meanings and identities in a tenth-grade English classroom.The vignette illustrates some frequent, unavoidable, often subtle ways sex comes up in texts teachers assign and counter texts youth leverage, which all get negotiated as classroom social texts unfold.Inside one of these texts was a sex advice column ("Sex 4.1.1"). " I wasn't the teacher in charge, but what should or could a teacher do?After five minutes with the column, Santo spontaneously read aloud: "I'm a boy. Like many teachers, I let the comment roll and played along, but what are some of the ways teachers can respond when sex comes up in everyday classroom conversations?