Holly might sound as though she’s talking about sex education. Maybe she is. But this is wider:
I don’t think this apathy makes the lab okay. I think it makes it insidious. “Yeah yeah, sex is dirty, sluts have diseases, just copy the answers off the board and we’ll get out of here before ten” is a much nastier and more dangerous thing than if we’d had an overtly ideological discussion of the subject. It makes it a given thing, a thing not needing discussion, that sex is dirty and nothing can be done about it.