Identity Politics

Teaching Notes for High School Sodomy

It’s late October. The Coalition for Marriage has a problem airing a television commercial supporting the No vote in the same-sex-marriage survey. The commercial has been classified as MA 15+ by Free TV Australia. Because of its sexual explicitness it will only be viewable after 8.30 p.m. The words that offended were taken from the Safe Schools teaching materials and are classroom language for eleven-to-thirteen-year-olds in schools using the program: “It’s a total lie that all guys have dicks and all girls have vaginas” and “Penis-in-vagina sex is not the only sex and certainly not the ultimate sex.” Theatre isn’t…

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