Reflections on the zero to low tolerance towards pretend gun play in early childhood settings

Bronwyn has been a trustee on the Spark Foundation and Givealittle. She was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2021 for services to political science, particularly sustainability, climate change and youth, and a Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local Hero 2019. She was the joint inaugural recipient of the UC College of Arts Conscience & Critic of Society research award in 2014, and received the UC 2019 Supreme Sustainability Award.
The charity has now provided a better Christmas for more than 5,000 families, redeveloped community spaces including a Women’s Refuge playgroundand fed thousands of whānau each year. Sarah has also started a massive campaign, 100 Acts of Kindness, with a goal of making Aotearoa the kindest place on the planet. Adult Store NZ and Rebecca Morahan are the founders of WELLfed, a registered charity providing free cooking education and food-based support for whānau in Porirua. WELLfed is inspired by the simple idea that to create healthy communities, key adults within households need effective cooking skills and suitable equipment; teamed up with confidence, connections and ongoing support.
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Carla and her team founded the iDeaL Approach to Structured Literacy, an online learning platform that builds teacher knowledge and provides tools to teach foundational literacy with a Structured Literacy approach. “Shockingly,” straight women report having the least amount of pleasure and orgasms from sex compared to any other group.5 Lesbians also enjoy oral sex more and have more multiple-orgasms. This may be because wlw relationships report having sex for longer, even if it’s less frequent.6 Research on factors like communication, anatomical knowledge and skills are still lacking, however.
If you are unsure, explain what’s worrying you (your flow is too heavy, your cramps are too bad, you’re not feeling sexual – whatever it is). And in return, listen to each other’s perspective and respect your boundaries. Think about what we currently get in our sex education – it’s all about reproduction. It’s not about pleasure, which [is] why we run into so many issues with consent.
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Coping strategies Bauman (2015) employed included ongoing dialogues on fairness and rules and adult control on materials that stimulated rough gun play like large lego blocks. However, more pedagogical research to inform educators’ strategies of responding to pretend gun play is yet to be offered (Hart & Tannock, 2013). In spite of the widespread interest among children, a considerable proportion of parents and early childhood educators have only zero to low tolerance towards it (Hart & Tannock, 2013; Delaney, 2017).
According to a 2011 study, published in Feminism & Psychology exploring attitudes towards period sex, people who got periods attributed their nervouness about period sex to partner discomfort and the emotional implications of dealing with that discomfort. Basically, people were too nervous about what their partner would think, and wanted to prioritise their partners’ needs. In ancient Greece, lesbians or women who actively desired sex were often considered witches, and in medieval times it was referred to as “the devil’s teat”, through which the devil could suck your soul. In more recent history doctors have advocated for the removal of the clitoris to cure mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, and female genital mutilation continues in some countries to this day. If you’ve been told right from birth that men want sex and women don’t, you are probably not going to be internalising the message that you can experience pleasure and that it’s a good thing. I’ve met so many women have so many more mental blocks to experiencing pleasure than men do.