Pub Prattle is inspired by Martin Luther's conversations in 15th century pubs with all-comers about important stuff. Or, by the Paris salon of the 18th century: "a salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation." Anyway, we get together to discuss whatever we amuses us and to get some creative discussion going. Pub Prattle is where we learn a bit and maybe even make a little bit of difference to our world. So welcome, throw in your 10 cents worth and join our Auckland Kōrero. All welcome.
Lizzie Marvelly in the NZ Herald caused a bit of response when she wrote about the need for sex education in schools or better, how sex should be taught in schools. A correspondent noted that students should be taught the "bare basics" of what actually happens in conception, ie sperm fertilising ova, as well as about consent, healthy relationships and personal responsibility. Throw in the thought that pornography is actually "unreal sex" and there is the basis of a good discussion. Not everyone studies biology or gets to watch the animals on the farm or has people who have the maturity to explain all this. Virtually every kid has access to the internet though and can watch, well you know ... so what should be taught in school? What controls can we put on what kids watch?