Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 2. March 16, 1938
The Sex Ban
The Sex Ban.
"Our Professorial Board has banned discussion on sex and religion at University meetings. What are your opinion on the subject?"
"The Professorial Board should be in a much better position to express an opinion, but I do feel that the freer the discussion on all topics, particularly on the subject of sex, the better it will be for the morals of the generation. There has been too much of the type of education that drives a perfectly natural function into hiding, and makes the subject taboo, transforming it into something Impure. There are a great number of young people who live without a proper knowledge of the functions of their bodies. The University is the ideal place to gain this knowledge. I suppose that the authorities are afraid of the irresponsible element, but I think that by free discussion this Irresponsible element might be made a little more responsible, and I cannot see that it would save them by banning discussion altogether."