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Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Scottish Executive, Incset, Songs and 10-year olds


Feeling yes, feeling no.
The Scottish Executive is proposing to change its' primary school sex education programme. The current one started off life in Canada in the mid 1980's and has a catchy/annoying song sung by many many many 20 somethings in Scotland (see below). There are no facebook groups demanding that the SE maintain the existing programme which focuses on sexual assault and incest by looking at areas where its ok for people to touch you, and areas where it's not ok.

Song: MY BODY Lyrics

It's my body and my body
Is nobody's business but my own

Listen to me people

'Cause I wanna let it be known
It's my body and my body's
Nobody's business but my own


I know what I'm doing

So why don't you leave me alone
It's my body and my body's
Nobody's business but my own

I'm a grown up woman

And I know who I am

So if you got a problem

Well I don't give a damn

Ain't no doubt about it

'Cause baby it's written in stone

It's my body and my body's

Nobody's business but my own

I've had it up to here
With all you holier-than-thous

Who want to save me from the devils wicked den
Quit shoutin' in my ear
With All your curses and your vows

I only wish I never had to hear

Your voices again

Don't quote me no commandments

Don't preach me no jive
There's only one commandment
Thou shall survive

You don't even know me

So why don't you leave me alone

It's my body and my body's

Nobody's business but my own

Maybe you don't like it
But baby it's written in stone

It's my body
Not your body
And my body

Is my business

My business

Is my business
And nobody's business
But my own


See http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thelife/mybody.htm

This song seems to have affected an entire generation of Scottish kids, becoming that rare thing - a cult classic, loved by kids (because it's catchy and was taught before the age at which bodies became embarrassing), teachers, churches,, charities, health professionals etc.

The new Scottish Executive curriculum is far more controversial, with catholic churches choosing to opt out of teaching it.

See also:
http://www.nfb.ca/trouverunfilm/fichefilm.php?id=16703&v=h&lg=en&exp=
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225707/
Sadly the video is not available on youtube or Bebo.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm going to be really annoying I know but I think you've got the wrong song! I agree it is the most catchy song ever and I didn't even do the course!!
This is the key part of the course...
My body's nobody's body but mine
You have your own body, let me have mine.

Rachel said...

course is meant to say song