Thursday, August 12, 2010
You've Got to Love Degrassi
I'm never more proud of Canada than when I watch this show. Issues of teenage sexuality, gender identity, body image issues are discussed in an honest, progressive way.
As I said before, I watch Degrassi religiously. It offers such beautiful lessons in kindness, tolerance, and self-knowledge. This show is sponsored by the government of Canada. What a contrast to the idiotic government-sponsored abstinence classes in the US. Also, the show couldn't be more different than vapid shows about teenagers made in the US.
Canada seems so close but in some aspects it's light years away.