Do the Greens go for pre-teen sexts?

Do the Greens go for pre-teen sexts? By Mark Powell.

Adam Bandt, the acting deputy leader of The Greens … is actually praising Fitzroy High School for instructing children as young as twelve on how to take and send nude pictures of themselves to others. In keeping with the Safe Schools ideology, the course is aptly called, “The Art to Safe Sexting”. …

O’Keefe said sexting was a fact of life among young people and simply telling them not to do it did not work.” What makes that statement especially strange is that the video being used in the course makes it clear that sexting by people under the age of 18 is in fact illegal. So, what message are the children actually taking away? …

[In the past,] Bandt has positioned himself politically as a champion for women’s rights. …

Can Bandt not see, though, the inherent inconsistency between the two things he has so enthusiastically thrown his support behind? How is sexting by twelve to seventeen-year-old girls not an example of ‘the objectification of young women’s bodies and the use of sexist language’? What’s more, does this not fuel the lust and violence of young men who would seek to take advantage of them sexually and psychologically?

hat-tip Stephen Neil