Madeleine Carmel N. Torres
IV – Ephesians
A lot of teens today think that ‘Teen Sexuality Talk’ only revolves around the dangers and immorality of the word ‘sex’ and RH Bill. No wonder every time we have this talk, everyone seems a bit bored for the cycle is the same. They tell us about pre-marital sex, its dangers, the effects, the cause, the diseases you might get and a lot more. But the talk last January 11, 2012 had a twist which made us Seniors look forward to it. As Mrs. Aurora Yutuc gave the Opening Remarks, she reminded us that we should not take this talk for granted. It’s different among all the other talks we had and that we must pay attentively to what the guest speakers tell us.
During the talk, we watched two short video clips that were two of the many social issues the world is facing, not only in our country, Pedophalia and Incest. They were the most stomach-churning clips I ever watched especially the “Good Boy” one that really caused me to look away most of the time and even cover my ears. After that, I couldn’t help but think of the street children here in Angeles City. The little kids I often see whenever I walk home from school and travelling in the outskirts of the city. We talked about their rights and what abuses they might be facing and of course the laws. The entire talk, the only thing that bothers me is the government’s response to this issue. Yes, there are laws that protect them but instead of decreasing in number, they continue to multiply like there’s no law at all.
Then there’s the abuse of children. People should know that kids are no metallic robots that can tolerate a punch or a kick. And we feel emotions. I don’t know the essence of hurting children just because they’ve done some misbehaving. Keep in mind that they’re still little ones. Their minds are not yet open to the world and it’s an adult’s responsibility to teach them appropriately.
But with the presence of media which continues to distort our minds with...
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