In Cultivating Social change Through Education, Anna Brix Thomsen suggests that if we really want a fairer, more equitable world, we must first overcome our cultural norms and values and adherence to our culture and then use the educational system to instill new values in our children. We can then change the very fabric of our society” to embody compassion, social justice and equality as core principles of a new culture” and achieve social justice and equality… Thomsen’s re-education solution won’t work. While it might be possible to teach a leopard to follow a vegetarian diet, the leopard is likely to suffer from malnutrition.
Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that persons below a specified age or who suffer from certain mental deficiencies are incapable of providing consent. These laws make it illegal for adults to coerce children into having sex. Unfortunately they fail to protect boys who impregnate their rapists.Read More