Lots of people have read Kathryn Soper’s excellent article on teaching sexuality to the youth (particularly the young women) in the last few days. In fact, it’s the highest-viewed article at Patheos in the last week, in spite of being posted on Wednesday.
Several blogs have posted their own responses or lengthy comments, and I think those are worth linking to. I’ll update this as more links appear in our googleanalytics page.
1) At Beginnings New, a great blog focused on the Young Women’s program, the author praises and incorporates several ideas from it into her lesson on “Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living”, but thinks the Temple needed to be a major focus. Link.
2) Light Refreshments (which I haven’t seen before) also praises the article, and has suggestions on how to help young women feel empowered in non-sexual ways. “How [Young] Women can Gain Power”
3) Atomic Soup (which I also haven’t seen before) is written by a high-school teacher who sees this kind of thing often. She offers some further ideas on teaching sexuality to children and youth. “The Power of Virtue”
4) EP at Scholaristas has had different experiences than KLS. She says, “I know it all doesn’t fit into simple binary categories, but let me get to my final questions. What DO men really want? And how can women give it to them without sacrificing their integrity or their authenticity?” What Do Men Want?
5) Marintha at Segullah offers some thoughts and analysis. Teaching Sexuality to the Young Women