Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Walt Disney The Story Of Menstruation
I admit when I first saw this I laughed pretty hard at the tone of the voice the narrator used and how clean cut it was. This is supposedly the 1st ever movie to use the word "Vagina" in it. It was passed around to High Schools first with pamphlets from 1946-51 then I read it was banned.
Wow, there is nothing remotely bad in this!! I guess it was such a conservative time. Very different than from today. I think they need to use more stuff like this today in school. We are homeschoolers and this would be something I would use. Its hard enough to talk to our kids about sex, periods and puberty so why not have clean cut videos like this that we can share and can help us to explain. Yes it may be out of date but the basis of the story never changes, just the tones, the clothing, the music and maybe even the way they talk. I remember in school learning all about this stuff. My parents were not the type to talk to me about any of this. I guess it was hard for them since it was a much harder time for their parents, my grandparents, to explain sex, periods ect... Why is it such a dirty thing for most to talk about? It shouldn't be so hard. I think for me its the embarrassment that goes with it more than the not wanting to talk to them. I want my kids to be educated about sex and safe. I want them to know the dangers but also know its a beautiful thing when shared with the RIGHT person.
Of course I want all my kids to wait until they are married to have sex and I don't want my daughter to get her first menstrual cycle until she is atleast 18 but I am a realist. I know thats not always how the world works. I can only pray and trust God that I've taught them the right way and they will make wise decisions. So, in the meantime, I'm going to take advantage of this kind of stuff even if it is a little outdated.