Monday, November 14, 2022

Parents Revolt Comes to Calvert County

Andrea Widburg at Am Think thinks Leftists carefully market sex books to make them seem wholesome for kids

Calvert County, a wealthy, mostly conservative, county in Maryland, is either deliberately grooming its public school students or it fell prey to the way in which genuinely obscene books are marketed as charmingly educational. That is, the marketing is intended to fool parents and staff alike.
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My school days seem antediluvian and my kids’ school days have a certain nostalgic charm compared to what the kids are learning in high school nowadays. At a recent board meeting, a parent read aloud from Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (A Graphic Novel), a book on the library shelf.

The same Amazon page has an editorial review from the School Library Journal, saying that the book is for Grades 9 and up. Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist, all of which parents perceive to be reputable sources, are quoted raving that the book is “inclusive,” “honest,” and “sex positive.” The authors, we’re told, are all about sex positivity, including a “sex education focused webcomic called Oh Joy Sex Toy.” Sounds kind of cute, right? (It’s not.)

With the book’s carefully neutral description and the rave reviews from reputable sources, anyone, including a na├»ve school librarian or good parent, might be forgiven for thinking the book is simply an updated version of the old-fashioned teen guide, something that goes back to the 1940s. The giveaway is the word “graphic.” Those people who think “graphic” means a cartoon need to let go of that idea. This book is “graphic” in the obscene sense.

A mother in Calvert County went to a public board meeting and read aloud from the book. I must warn you that what she reads is exceedingly graphic and definitely Not Safe For Work Or Children. I would guess that a deliberately pornographic novel sounds much the same:
Thank heavens for Libs of TikTok.

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