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(Daily Mail)   'When I was a kid, I read Judy Blume to figure out what a hard-on was and what to do when you got your period.'   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 222
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2012-04-11 03:12:38 PM
I thought headline was a Rush Limbaugh quote.
 
2012-04-11 03:17:09 PM
Fap
 
2012-04-11 03:17:27 PM
People are STILL trying to ban Brave New World...?
 
2012-04-11 03:20:14 PM
Are you there, God Ceiling Cat? It's me, Margaret.
 
2012-04-11 03:21:01 PM
If you have both of those, see a doctor.
 
2012-04-11 03:21:54 PM
I kinda like using my hardon when my girl is on her period, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-04-11 03:22:00 PM
In fact contrary to the accusations flying at her from those who call her 'Satan's handmaiden' and a 'pedophile', Ms Myracle's hope is that girls will read her books and reflect on the bad decisions they might otherwise have made without thinking of the consequences.

Come on. NOBODY called you that.
 
2012-04-11 03:22:04 PM
I remember Judy Blume books, but I also remember Space Station Seventh Grade.
 
2012-04-11 03:22:15 PM
I am sure any women of a certain age will tell you that "Forever" by Judy Blume wa the porn of their youth. And "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" while outdated by this point (sanitary belts anyone?) I would recommend it for any girl who is beginning puberty.

Now, I don't know about a book written in nothing but text shorthand, I can't help but think I would get a headache just trying to read a whole book written that way. Does it have it's own glossary like "A Clockwork Orange"? *sigh* I really am getting old.
 
2012-04-11 03:22:32 PM
I remember getting my hands on a copy of "Wifey" when I was 13 or so.

That book opened my eyes to the shananigans of the adult world.

That book was hot from page one.
 
2012-04-11 03:23:19 PM
My Mom's Having a Baby? Why is that a bad book? To Kill a Mockingbird? Seriously? What's the problem with Hunger Games? Does it teach witchcraft or something? Brave New World is still fashionable to ban? What is wrong with these people?
 
2012-04-11 03:24:14 PM
What she said is totally true, but it''s not what the parents want to hear about their perfect little unique snowflake. I remember reading shiat older than me when i was a kid and my parents didn't discourage me away from it despite some of the themes. There was a lot of visceral killing and farking in some of those "fantasy" books (ask R.R. Martin). For me it was those books that helped teach the good ol lessons: Don't sell yourself short, don't be a manwhore/whore, and have confidence in who you are.

Yeah it's a book in text speech for tween/teen girls. Every kind of person / generation has a way to convey the same good lessons that are in every other book. They don't see the possible good that presenting the ideas in a way they can understand, they only see a slut manual for their little girl.

/i love any day i get to use the term "Slut Manual"
 
2012-04-11 03:26:10 PM
'When I was a kid, I read Judy Blume to figure out what a hard-on was and what to do when you got your period, so when people say to me, "You're this generation's Judy Blume," I am wildly honored by that.'

I would almost be inclined to read those if they weren't written in text speak for that.
 
2012-04-11 03:26:36 PM

hobblekitty: I am sure any women of a certain age will tell you that "Forever" by Judy Blume wa the porn of their youth. And "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" while outdated by this point (sanitary belts anyone?) I would recommend it for any girl who is beginning puberty.


Along those same lines, "Then Again, Maybe I Won't" should be recommended for any boy entering puberty.
 
2012-04-11 03:26:40 PM
'Parents aren't always realistic,' she explained. 'One said to me, "I can't believe you introduced my 13-year-old daughter to thong underwear." I'm pretty sure she knows about them already. She probably owns a pair.'

Torn on this. I'd probably want to punch her for writing a book in textspeak but she is right that teen girls know about this stuff already. If they can't talk to the parents, they will find out about it from friends and schoolmates

MadSkillz:

If you have both of those, see a doctor.

if you have one of those, you are often going to want to to get involved with someone who gets the other. And even if you don't Judy touched upon that in some of her novels too.
 
2012-04-11 03:26:45 PM

Oznog: Come on. NOBODY called you that.


Never underestimate Texas.

/a motto Texans can get behind too
 
2012-04-11 03:27:43 PM
When I was a kid, i read penthouse for the same reasons. The illustrations were helpful.
 
2012-04-11 03:27:59 PM
The books are written entirely in instant message language.

Yeah, I'd ban that too.
 
2012-04-11 03:28:35 PM
you introduced my 13-year-old daughter to thong underwear

Thank you Ms Myracle!
 
2012-04-11 03:28:44 PM
7. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

10. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Seriously?!? WTF America?!?!
 
2012-04-11 03:29:18 PM
Its name is Ralph.
 
2012-04-11 03:29:21 PM
The parents should be happy the kids can read.
 
2012-04-11 03:29:56 PM
A former coworker of mine is attempting to get The Sweet Life of Stella Madison banned from their school library.
 
2012-04-11 03:30:12 PM
Somewhat surprised that Ender's Game didn't make that list.
 
2012-04-11 03:31:23 PM

StrikitRich: Somewhat surprised that Ender's Game didn't make that list.


Wait until they finally get the movie made for this, it'll make a comeback.
 
2012-04-11 03:32:09 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but what's so bad about Brave New World? I've never read it.
 
2012-04-11 03:32:50 PM

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: I remember getting my hands on a copy of "Wifey" when I was 13 or so.

That book opened my eyes to the shananigans of the adult world.

That book was hot from page one.


You lucky bastard, all we had were those horrible GOR books which never actually describe the sex, only everything leading up to it and hand waved away the rest. I was stunned and appalled when I found out that adults were using those novels as a primer on BDSM lifestyle. There are so many other books that are better for beginners I highly recommend the Guide to Getting It On, Bondage 101, and Screw the Roses Give Me The Thorns.
 
2012-04-11 03:33:02 PM

Spade: The books are written entirely in instant message language.

Yeah, I'd ban that too.


i.imgur.com

Seems relevant.
 
2012-04-11 03:33:02 PM

AbbeySomeone: The parents should be happy the kids can read.


T prNts shud b hapE T kds cn rd

FTFY
 
2012-04-11 03:33:21 PM
when I have kids, I'm going to get them to read the Decameron.

(or at least ask them to carry it around their teachers whenever they mention banning books. more sex in those stories than an aristocrats joke.)
 
2012-04-11 03:34:01 PM

bukketmaster: When I was a kid, i read penthouse for the same reasons. The illustrations were helpful.


You READ Penthouse? Oh, the letters. Nevermind.
 
2012-04-11 03:34:05 PM
After reading the aforementioned Judy Blume books to giggle at sexual literature containing hard-ons and periods, I was extremely disappointed in Superfudge.
 
2012-04-11 03:34:32 PM
use the hardon to plug the leak
 
2012-04-11 03:34:58 PM
www.eyeonlifemag.com

/Rollin' old school.
 
2012-04-11 03:35:25 PM

AbbeySomeone: The parents should be happy the kids can read.


I suspect that deep down, that's exactly what they are upset about.
 
2012-04-11 03:35:44 PM

Nana's Vibrator: After reading the aforementioned Judy Blume books to giggle at sexual literature containing hard-ons and periods, I was extremely disappointed in Superfudge.


All this from someone named Nana's Vibrator. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your FARK Post of the WeekTM.
 
2012-04-11 03:36:30 PM

Nana's Vibrator: After reading the aforementioned Judy Blume books to giggle at sexual literature containing hard-ons and periods, I was extremely disappointed in Superfudge.


I agree I totally thought that was going to be about sticking it in her pooper!!!
 
2012-04-11 03:36:43 PM

Spade: The books are written entirely in instant message language.

Yeah, I'd ban that too.


Seconded.

Plus, it's a bit pretentious for a gimmick writer who may be a flash in the pan to compare herself to a fairly beloved figure of children's literature.

As a side note, one of the books that had a pretty profound effect on me as a kid was Misplaced Persons by Lee Harding. It was a.... I guess you'd say sci-fi story of a teenager who slips away from reality into a grayed-out existence where he can't communicate with anyone or interact physically with anything.

It's a really neat metaphor for teenage depression isolation.
 
2012-04-11 03:37:47 PM

tnpir: hobblekitty: I am sure any women of a certain age will tell you that "Forever" by Judy Blume wa the porn of their youth. And "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" while outdated by this point (sanitary belts anyone?) I would recommend it for any girl who is beginning puberty.

Along those same lines, "Then Again, Maybe I Won't" should be recommended for any boy entering puberty.


IDK, that kid's nighttime emissions would make a porn star feel inadequate.
 
2012-04-11 03:38:14 PM
media.heavy.com
 
2012-04-11 03:38:16 PM

Zizzowop: I remember Judy Blume books, but I also remember Space Station Seventh Grade.


Read that in detention in....7th grade. Was forced to put it away after losing my shiat reading about them talking about the hernia test for football. "They gotta do something for girls... Maybe they hold their tits and tell them to fart!"
 
2012-04-11 03:38:24 PM

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: I remember getting my hands on a copy of "Wifey" when I was 13 or so.

That book opened my eyes to the shananigans of the adult world.

That book was hot from page one.


Also, it's a hot website.
 
2012-04-11 03:38:46 PM

Source4leko: People are STILL trying to ban Brave New World...?


If at first you don't succeed... add another classic ("To Kill a Mockingbird").
 
2012-04-11 03:39:47 PM

SharkTrager: I kinda like using abusing my hardon when my girl is on her period, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


FTFY...
 
2012-04-11 03:39:53 PM

StrikitRich: Somewhat surprised that Ender's Game didn't make that list.


An American boy kicking ass and singlehandedly winning a war? Can't ban that.

I would immedialely ban anything written in text-speak on general principle, regardless of content, though.
 
2012-04-11 03:39:53 PM
I'm not sure why there is so much surprise over the fact that people still want to ban "Brave New World" even though the book is over 80 years old at this point. Think about the type of mindset that would want to ban a book, and then think about some of the subject matter touched on in the book. Government sanctioned drug use and sexual promiscuity, encouragement of sexuality among youths, the destruction of the nuclear family, no marriage, no natural childbirth, no religion, not to mention the fact that all the lower caste test tube babies are given chemicals to keep them stupid and all members of society are subject to nightly psychological imprinting.

No, I'm not surprised at all.

/it's one of my favorite books
 
2012-04-11 03:40:06 PM
Slaves2Darkness

Bondage 101 is kinda fun, but the guy who wrote it is also kind of a tool.

You gotta expect some people to get their info on kinks,
or anything else they're afraid to talk about
from some really 'tarded sources.

Like learning about girls from a harlequin novel
or how to hunt from reading about C.Hathcock
 
2012-04-11 03:40:09 PM
www.pulpinternational.com
 
2012-04-11 03:41:00 PM
See, literature saved parents from having to talk about uncomfortable subjects!

Literature is, therefore, good.
 
2012-04-11 03:41:17 PM

hobblekitty: Government sanctioned drug use and sexual promiscuity, encouragement of sexuality among youths, the destruction of the nuclear family, no marriage, no natural childbirth, no religion...


That doesn't sound so bad.
 
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