Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal

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Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal
Author
Benjamin Law
Genre
Non Fiction
Released
01 September, 2017

Synopsis

Are Australian schools safe? And if they’re not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped teachers and a confected scandal?In 2016, the Safe Schools program became the focus of an ideological firestorm. In Moral Panic 101, Benjamin Law explores how and why this happened. He weaves a subtle, gripping account of schools today, sexuality, teenagers, new ideas of gender fluidity, media scandal and mental health.In this timely essay, Law also looks at the new face of homophobia in Australia, and the long battle for equality and acceptance. Investigating bullying of the vulnerable young, he brings to light hidden worlds, in an essay notable for its humane clarity.
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