Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced on Tuesday that they would reintroduce books containing pornographic and pedophile material “reaffirming [their] commitment to supporting diversity in literature, ”according to a press release.
Books, Homosexual gender: a thesis by Maia Kobabe and lawn boy by Jonathan Evison, have come under intense scrutiny from parents who have issues with the graphical representations of sex acts in both books, and in particular the depictions of sex acts between adult men and children. in lawn boy.
FCPS temporarily removed the books in September for a committee to review their content, but eventually reinstated the “highly regarded and award-winning books” and asserted: “There is no pedophilia in” lawn boy and Homosexual gender: a thesis, and “does not portray or describe pedophilia”.
As Breitbart News reported, Homosexual gender: a thesis “Contains explicit illustrations of sexual encounters, including oral sex and masturbation, involving children”, while lawn boy “Contains graphic descriptions of sex between men and children. “
Despite the denial of the FCPS, the description of pedophile acts appears clear with a graphic illustration of Plato Symposium, an important philosophical work but also a manuscript well known for its account of pedophilia in ancient Greece, in which a bearded man strokes the genitals of a boy.
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FCPS, however, says lawn boy “Is an accessible examination of race, class, socio-economic struggle and gender identity. It portrays the substantial obstacles faced by those who are marginalized by society. Additionally, “the book has literary value as a narrative representing the perspective of a significant portion of Fairfax County Public School students with a variety of backgrounds.”
Parents Defending Education (PDE) Vice President of Strategy and Investigations Asra Nomani described a scene from Lawn Boy:
“What if I told you I touched another guy’s cock?” What if I told you that I sucked it? I was 10 years old but it’s true. I sucked Doug Goebbels the real estate guy’s cock and he sucked mine too. The “real estate guy” was a grown man.
Homosexual gender: a thesis “Is a well-written, scientifically-based account of the journey of a person with gender identity that contains information and perspective that is not widely represented,” says FCPS in defense of keeping the book on the shelves . “This portrayal includes the difficulties that non-binary and asexual individuals may encounter.”
Besides the representation of Plato Symposium, an extract of Homosexual gender: a thesis includes: “I can’t wait to have your cock in my mouth – I’ll give you the blowjob of your life.” So I want you inside me.
FCPS Deputy Superintendent for the Educational Services Department, Noel Klimenko, accepted the committee’s recommendation to retain the books, stating: “Both books have value beyond their pages for students who can. having trouble finding relevant stories. ”
Both books came under scrutiny after FCPS parent Stacy Langton raised the issue at a school board meeting, prompting the review.
“The county’s actions are insulting and downright cowardly. Schools are no place for hardcore pornography, but Fairfax County Public Schools insist on pushing this graphic material on our children, ”PDE President Nicole Neily said of the development. “By announcing their decision regarding the Thanksgiving vacation, they are clearly hoping parents won’t notice. However, their actions show how unfamiliar they are with parents: we always look out for our children, and we won’t take it for nothing.