Monday, 21 October 2013

Re-examining Sexual identities and Practices

This is a personal blog, open to scrutiny, debate, probing, and investigation.

More importantly I want people to talk.. I want people to elaborate. I want people to openly share their views.

I invite people to blog, do Facebook statuses, Keek and Vine videos, Tweets, what ever form of social media works for you.

This is possibly a great thing to examine and research academically, to do a Thesis and/or Doctorate on.


Kinsey says

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories... The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects.

Klein devised;

 KSOG uses a seven-point scale to assess seven different dimensions of sexuality at three different points in an individual's life: past (from early adolescence up to one year ago), present (within the last 12 months), and ideal (what would you choose if it were completely your choice).[10]

And Storm 

ascertained from this that bisexuality seemed to somehow incorporate total heterosexuality and total homosexuality in a way not indicated by the Kinsey Scale.



Hang on... 1 thing that they all seem to say is that for all their scaling, theorising, graphing etc etc..

There is still alot more that can be said.

[Note that this was what I quickly got for Google and Wikipedia]

NOW!!! The thing for me, is in the most part we are all Adults or will become Adults [I'm not shutting children out of this discussion but advise that rational adults discuss surrounding issues before such a discussion is had with Kids]

As Adults, at some point in our live's we will most likely engage in sexual practice in SOME form.

We may even assume a form of sexual identity. We may not.

That all being said, if we are all having sex....

My question.. why did only 3 guys theorise about it.

Shouldn't we ALL have a theory. Shouldn't we all have and share our ideas about the crux of human existence and the Only thing physically keeping the Whole human race going.

Of course, this is wishful thinking.

Prejudices, misinformation, ignorance, heightened emotion, choices, experiences etc. all inform our ideas about and of sex.

They also inform our identities and practices around, in and of Sex.


Now I am Maori. I am Polynesian. I am Young.

I have my own ideas about Sex.

And you in your life, you as you, have your ideas, practices, theories and thoughts on sex.

I am in the main open to your talk about all of that.


My thoughts are that, Kinsey and others did well to leave their theories open.

Because I don't believe enough has been said.

Polynesian ideas/practises of Fakaleiti, Fa'afine, Mate Tane, Mate Wahine....  Are these part of the theories of western models and scales??

Has enough been written?

Are people open to talking?

These are the questions I want to explore.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Kohanga Reo Affairs

Without even watching the Native Affairs show... I'm thinking to myself... Here we have ... one of the most influential.... ground breaking models language revitalisation.... A pinnacle of Early Learning... not only envied but duplicated across the indigenous world.... THAT... Is the concept of Kohanga Reo to me... And it will always be that IMHO..... And we KNOW that Kohanga Reo have been fighting for their Tino Rangatiratanga... and Now... a story ... that attempts to distract from ALL of that....

Now.. true or not.... [alleged] financial mismanagement is obviously unacceptable and not to be tolerated... neither is [alleged] inadequacies in Governance is also EQUALLY Unacceptable... and Not being party to the full facts I can not and do not seek to justify such [alleged] actions...


But please whanau ma.... I'm probably preaching to the converted when I ask you to Not forget... that Kaupapa are always bigger than people...

Bad Governance or Not...

This Model ... which has produced arguably the most respected ECE Curriculum in the World.... Has taken indigenous concepts and insights in to the field of Education... and has served as the springboard for OUR version of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education.... That.. again is what Kohanga Reo.

Again this is all just my humble opinion...