The New York Times promotes an explicit sex education book for children


The New York Times promoted a left-wing sex education activist who founded a “newbie sex shop” and wrote explicit books aimed at child audiences.

The Time promoted Sex is a funny word author Corey Silverberg and his work on several occasions, including in a June 2022 article titled Sex Books Every Family Should Read.

The article, written by literary critic Elaine Blair, first discusses a book titled It’s so amazing! A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies and families, which was not written by Silverberg and was at one time considered “the standard-bearer of liberal sex education for young school-aged children.”

Blair took issue with the book’s focus on heterosexual couples, remarking that, although same-sex couples were also included, “All the different types of couples did funny things with their clothes, but only the man and the woman from the previous chapter were able to take their clothes.

The article, which is part of a review of Sex is a funny word and partly a biography of Silverberg, explains that the author started working in a sex shop at age 17. “Silverberg’s father was a sex therapist, and the work he found for his child was a clerk at Lovecraft, North America’s first female-owned sex toy store,” the article explained.

“Silverberg is perfectly happy to buck the liberal educational trend of showing kids more,” the article claims. But the book, which is aimed at young children, includes adult content, including an illustration accompanying a section called “Touching Yourself.”

In fact, the article omits a number of relevant facts about both the author and his work, all of which contradict the presentation of Silverberg’s books as innocent and age-appropriate, albeit unique, material.

The book contains several other disturbing scenes, like children looking over a fence in a nudist colony. There are also graphic representations of the genitals.

Nor does the article discuss, for example, the role of the author in the creation of what has been called a “newbie sex shop.” The store not only sells Silverberg’s books, it also has a disturbing history.

The Toronto Star Noted that the store intended to “hold an off-site sex education workshop for parents of children ages 7-12 that will focus on more than reproduction”. He also quoted Silverberg saying, “Our overall goal is based on pleasure rather than fear.” The store held several workshops, including ones that featured naked adults performing sex acts on each other.

The author is also directly involved in an organization called Ante Up that seeks to implement the left study programme in American schools so teachers can unlearn “white supremacist abelist heteropatriarchal ways of writing and educating others.”

The radicalism of the organization is indisputable. One team member seeks to “use multidisciplinary approaches to discuss pleasure activism as a tool for black sexual liberation. Her goal is to infiltrate multi-oppressive systems to ensure safe spaces for black women to unpack intergenerational trauma,” according to her biography on the site.

Another New York Times May article also highlighted the author’s book You know, sex. The journal, titled Two graphic style guides to calm children’s social butterflies, written by Rachel Brian, calls the book’s characters “relatable and beautiful while openly challenging social constructions on conventional beauty”.

Brian also notes that the illustrator tackles “our culture of racism, colorism, ableism, body shaming and more, with empowering results.”

She even praises the book saying “Here’s a children’s book that deals with topics such as non-binary and trans identities, clitoris and penises of various shapes, HIV-related stigma, sexual pleasure, miscarriages, asexual feelings and abortion”

The author and his explicit children’s book have been promoted by more than just New York TimesNevertheless.

Silverberg also joined NPR for an interview to discuss his work and vision for sex education where the author claimed, “Humans came up with this idea of ​​masculine and feminine as categories. And we’re just saying very quickly that there’s more than those two categories.

The author’s self-explanatory children’s books have also been promoted by the Northern California Children’s Librarian Association and the Southern Poverty Law Center, who advertised the book in their left-leaning “Learning for Justice” program.

Spencer Lindquist is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerLndqst and reach out to slindquist@breitbart.com.




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