For the past decade, on a day in August, Australians have been encouraged to ‘Wear It Purple’. In particular our school students are targeted with this campaign, with schools right across our nation enthusiastically promoting the event. All areas of employment are getting on board, including our police force. Promoted as a day in which to ‘celebrate diversity and young people from the LGBTIQA+ community’, a darker, very alarming, side has emerged.
‘Wear It Purple’ is a member organisation of ILGA World (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association). Under a cloak of ‘gender equality’ speak, this influential global federation is currently lobbying for governments to erase child protection policies and to lower the age of consent for minors.
The document in question is the “Feminist Declaration”. Section 14a calls on governments to
“eliminate all laws and policies…that limit the exercise of bodily autonomy, including laws limiting legal capacity of adolescents, people with disabilities …to provide consent to sex...”
Section 14g goes on to call on governments to
“End the criminalization and stigmatization of adolescents’ sexuality, and ensure and promote a positive approach to young people's and adolescents’ sexuality that enables, recognizes, and respects their agency to make informed and independent decisions on matters concerning their bodily autonomy, pleasure and fundamental freedoms;”
In a diabolical twist, the feminism tag is being used to support an agenda which will remove the ability to protect children from exploitation by adults and older adolescents, adding to the already alarming rates of sexual abuse of young girls.
Age of consent laws have been put in place to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation and abuse. They effectively determine that children and young people below the age of consent are not mature enough to guarantee their safe participation in sexual activities. A child can be persuaded by an unscrupulous adult to be a ‘willing’ participant in sexual behaviour, but our laws rightly make it clear that sexual interactions between an adult and a person under the age of consent is considered to be abusive. What possible reason is there for us to remove these provisions?
‘Wear It Purple’ must distance themselves from ILGA and the Feminist Declaration. If they do not, parent groups across our nation must rise up with one voice and say NO to their schools maintaining any association with the organisation.