Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Jamie's Dream School

Disturbing to see Robert Winston's science lesson in Jamie's Dream School last week.
Jamie Oliver, erstwhile campaigner for the improvement of child nutrition, employed Winston to teach science to the unruly 20-year-olds, boys and girls, at his Dream School for vulnerable and 'unteachable' young people.
Was it Winston's idea or a 'clever' TV executive's to send young men into a room with a copy of Hustler to collect sperm for a 'live' science lesson?
This legitimisation of pornography was despicable, and all the more so because the young men were being taught alongside vulnerable young women, just the type of vulnerable young woman who is drawn into becoming the subject of pornography in the Real World.
This was a classic example of objectification of women's bodies in an educational setting, the place where young women should be safe from the exploitative behaviour of sex-capitalists.
Jamie is a father of daughters. If he knew how close any teenage girl comes to crossing the line-from-which-there-is-no-return, he would not have allowed Winston to indulge in this creepy caper.

1 comment:

frayedattheedge said...

I didn't see the programme, but I did see it in the press, and thought that it was totally inappropriate.