Wednesday Addams is everything I love
I was looking in this tag for this exact photoset, and Tumblr delivered.
But seriously, humour aside, this scene is brilliant, because what good do those stork stories do? They teach children that sex is something dirty and private and disgusting, when really it’s one of the most natural things in the world. There is no way Wednesday would ever have had an unwanted pregnancy through her own lack of judgement, because Morticia and Gomez would have taught her how to be safe and sensible with something that could bring her pleasure. The Addams family are role models.
I know it’s not really feminism-related but I felt it was kind of important to reblog that. Indeed, I do believe that feminism is not only about equality between men and women but also a way to help young girls and boys to feel and to know themselves better.
If we want to avoid early pregnancies and shit like that, sex shouldn’t be a tabou. Because nobody speak about tabou’s stuff (that’s the main idea in fact) and when you don’t speak about something, you don’t know anything about it neither. Which is bad when it comes to sex. Teenagers need to be informed about contraception, sexual diseases, protections to understand the risks and adopt a responsable behavior toward sexual relationships.
If you teach kids that sex is dirty and that they shouldn’t speak about it, they will probably be ashamed later, when they will be teenagers ( means “when sex will become their main preoccupation”), to ask for advices, to go buy condoms or to seek for useful and verified information which is a careful and responsable behavior that adults should truly promote. Ugly craps will happen, only because they will be ashamed and, worse, ignorant . To bad isn’t ?
So, for god sake, please don’t lie to your kids when it comes to sex. Don’t tell stories about birds, cabbages, roses or storks. Use simple words and make them understand that sex is the most natural thing in the world. And when they grow up, teach them everything they have to know about safe sex.