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2021-09-23 11:11:30 AM  
If any of these losers actually spent time in a library, I'm sure they could find a hundred plus books that are offensive to their snowflake cooling apparati. They don't get out much.
 
2021-09-23 12:00:53 PM  
Okay...so don't let your kid check that book out of the library. Like you take them there anyway.

And that book is awesome. Read it out loud with both of my kids.
 
2021-09-23 1:22:49 PM  
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It's not the 1800s anymore, folks.
 
2021-09-23 1:22:53 PM  
so who wants to ask protesters for library cards?
 
2021-09-23 1:23:31 PM  
Damn filthy godless libs.

I want my kids to learn about sex the same way I did, from Walker Texas Ranger.
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2021-09-23 1:24:01 PM  
The book has been in the library longer than some of the 'outraged' parents have been alive.
 
2021-09-23 1:24:37 PM  
"I have a 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said.

Well, if your toddler is reading anatomical books about puberty then you should probably be shopping for medical colleges.
 
2021-09-23 1:26:13 PM  
"I have a 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said."

You know what? That's where the whole process should have stopped. Nobody cares what you think, old lady. Take care of your own granddaughter and be ready to be a great grandma in 10 years.

Stay out of other people's lives with your puritanical bullshiat. Most everyone else isn't an old busybody prude.
 
2021-09-23 1:26:15 PM  
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2021-09-23 1:26:17 PM  
I'm certainly relieved to learn that that women wouldn't let her 3-year-old read a book about going through puberty.
*eyeroll*
 
2021-09-23 1:27:50 PM  
When I was a kid, the magazine section of the library had Playboys on the top rack.

I had heard that they cut out the dirty pictures but can't confirm as I was too short to reach them.
 
2021-09-23 1:28:19 PM  
Nobody tell them that Providence, Wisdom and Inspiration are 3 women who object to wearing clothing....
 
2021-09-23 1:28:29 PM  
I bet $2 that every one of those parents would claim to hate "cancel culture".
 
2021-09-23 1:28:33 PM  
"I have a 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I wouldn't let her touch that book,"

Then don't. I also don't let my kids touch breakable objects in stores. I also don't let them watch anything I don't want them to watch on Netflix, HBO etc etc. However, I don't ask Netflix and HBO to remove the movies I don't want them to watch,and I don't ask the store owner to remove the fragile items.
 
2021-09-23 1:28:48 PM  
a book about puberty?   That's their issue?   Every kid male or female has the right to learn about what there body is doing and going by the experience of members of my family who have kids it seems to be rather awkward thing for parents to discuss with their kids.

If a kid of an appropriate age is more comfortable learning this stuff from a book than from an awkward talk from mom or dad ( or both) then they should be able to.
 
2021-09-23 1:29:47 PM  
There are three books by that author. They're fantastic for explaining human sexuality and reproduction to children. When my son was 7 he asked what "sex" was. We got the book for his age and read through the relevant chapter with him. Again. Since he seemed to have forgotten that we'd read the book several times before. He said " You and mom never did THAT!?!" And was horrified that we had. It was too funny.

I recommend reading all three books with your children at the right ages.
 
2021-09-23 1:30:52 PM  
Protestors in a community outside of Kansas City want their public library to get rid of a book that teaches children about puberty and sex education.

It's understandable. You wouldn't want a child going through puberty.

"Sexual education is not a child's world," said protestor Connie Kidd.

Of course not! It's between a gym teacher and a really hot 9th grader or a youth pastor and his flock.

"It has detailed pictures and definitions and instructions on all types of different sexual behaviors," protestor John Webb added.

"I mean I've never even heard of these things! Doggie style? Reverse cowgirl? This sounds like a rodeo or something. I think they're encouraging bestiality!"

At issue is the book, "It's Perfectly Normal," by Robie Harris. It has been in the library since 1994.

Well yes, Robie. It may be perfectly normal, but these people are not going to stand for that kind of smut!
 
2021-09-23 1:31:04 PM  
I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said.
Some parents and faith leaders object to its sexual education, saying the illustrations are pornographic.


Hate to break it to you.  If you're kid is old enough to have a library card and check-out a book without you screening it, they've seen far filthier things.  We have this thing called 'the internet' you should take a minute the next time you're at the library computer to see what's on it.
 
2021-09-23 1:31:26 PM  
The real reason the fascist right is so against sex-ed is because it often teaches kids how to spot the pedophiles in their ranks. Prove me wrong.
 
2021-09-23 1:31:41 PM  
Well, we all know what the moral panic will be tonight on Fux News.

Tukkker will explain how the pictures are replacement theory. Lumpy is gonna pretend he's read a book. Nazi Barbie will explain how her children specifically have been ruined.

And Rupert will cash another check.
 
2021-09-23 1:34:06 PM  
At issue is the book, "It's Perfectly Normal," by Robie Harris. It has been in the library since 1994.
"I have a 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said.


OK, then don't.

$100 says that she asks why it's such a big deal that she doesn't want to get vaccinated.
 
2021-09-23 1:34:32 PM  
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2021-09-23 1:34:40 PM  
Protestors in a community outside of Kansas City want their public library to get rid of a book that teaches children about puberty and sex education.

Yeah, best let the kids learn about sex the old new fashioned way, looking at hard core porn on the internet with no context what-so-ever as to what they're seeing.

"So if I'm understanding this correctly the man ejaculates on the woman's face and if she swallows, she gets pregnant, and if she spits, she doesn't."
 
2021-09-23 1:35:29 PM  
Heaven forbid that kids have access to books about a subject that every kid goes through! Farking prudes and their false outrage. They don't seem to want their kids to learn, well, anything.
 
2021-09-23 1:37:23 PM  
Sexual education is not a child's world," said protestor Connie Kidd.

It literally is. I'm old and sex education was taught in my school back in the 70's.
 
2021-09-23 1:37:35 PM  

maxandgrinch: The book has been in the library longer than some of the 'outraged' parents have been alive.


If some of their parents had read the book maybe they would have known how to plan a pregnancy instead of oopsie-ing another mouth-breathing library protestor
 
2021-09-23 1:38:43 PM  

Bathroom Samurai: There are three books by that author. They're fantastic for explaining human sexuality and reproduction to children. When my son was 7 he asked what "sex" was. We got the book for his age and read through the relevant chapter with him. Again. Since he seemed to have forgotten that we'd read the book several times before. He said " You and mom never did THAT!?!" And was horrified that we had. It was too funny.

I recommend reading all three books with your children at the right ages.


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2021-09-23 1:38:57 PM  

Walker: Sexual education is not a child's world," said protestor Connie Kidd.

It literally is. I'm old and sex education was taught in my school back in the 70's.


Meanwhile their kids are Googling goatse and learning sex ed tips from r/somethingawful
 
2021-09-23 1:39:12 PM  
That is a great book. I've recommended it to a couple people I know who were homeschooled in strict religious households.

Life is too short for prudishness.
 
2021-09-23 1:40:25 PM  

grimlock1972: a book about puberty?   That's their issue?   Every kid male or female has the right to learn about what there body is doing and going by the experience of members of my family who have kids it seems to be rather awkward thing for parents to discuss with their kids.

If a kid of an appropriate age is more comfortable learning this stuff from a book than from an awkward talk from mom or dad ( or both) then they should be able to.


Dude, thats terrible. Awful comment, totally wrong, would not read again (didn't fully read the first time).

If we teach kids about puberty they will touch themselves in wrong ways. They need to be shush and to learn their bodies are shameful and terrible things that need to be hidden away and never touched.

You sicken me. I bet you want to make baby Jesus cry.
 
2021-09-23 1:40:25 PM  
Any book that purports to be nonfiction really shouldn't still be on the shelves of the library from 1994.  Science, math, history, etc. all move forward.  Our understanding of human anatomy and communication skills have improved over the last twenty plus years.

The library staff really should keep a closer eye on inventory and stock nonfiction from this decade or at least from this century.
 
2021-09-23 1:40:34 PM  
I was given that book as a kid. 0/5 stars, creeped me out.
 
2021-09-23 1:41:04 PM  
Some parents and faith leaders object to its sexual education, saying the illustrations are pornographic.

People like this should forfeit the right to keep their browser history private.
 
2021-09-23 1:42:43 PM  
Wait till they read Everybody Poops
 
2021-09-23 1:43:04 PM  

edmo: If any of these losers actually spent time in a library, I'm sure they could find a hundred plus books that are offensive to their snowflake cooling apparati. They don't get out much.


Oh, they go to the liberry.  They just don't go to the section with the books.  They're there just to "rent" some DVDs, and maybe look at some porn on the public computers.

\why, yes, I *do* work in a public library
\\as a matter of fact, all sorts of idiots *do* come through the doors
 
2021-09-23 1:44:17 PM  
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If she is already a great-grandmother, then her family probably ought to consider maybe reading this book.
 
2021-09-23 1:45:41 PM  

cherryl taggart: Any book that purports to be nonfiction really shouldn't still be on the shelves of the library from 1994.  Science, math, history, etc. all move forward.  Our understanding of human anatomy and communication skills have improved over the last twenty plus years.

The library staff really should keep a closer eye on inventory and stock nonfiction from this decade or at least from this century.


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2021-09-23 1:45:53 PM  
"I have a 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said.

Holy farking shiat. It's impossible to respond to that level of stupidity. I had far more productive communication with my dog. At least we both understood each other.
 
2021-09-23 1:46:18 PM  
Clutch those pearls and harder, lady, and you'll create a tiny singularity.

/That would be in the cosmology section.  Look it up.  Just try not to gawk at that dirty Cigar galaxy.
 
2021-09-23 1:48:43 PM  
Ha ha, no. Cass county ain't Kansas City. It's most of the way towards Peculiar, MO south. Head down that way, and I did several times before moving back to the PNW, and it turns into Trump and giant anti abortion billboards and massive indoor gun range land
 
2021-09-23 1:49:26 PM  
Just move the book to another section. Make a color copy of a jacket, and put it over a Danielle Steele book and publicly burn it. Walla. End of protests, end of issues.
 
2021-09-23 1:50:17 PM  
Here's an idea, idiots: don't farking read it.
 
2021-09-23 1:50:41 PM  

special20: "I have a 3-year-old great-granddaughter. I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said."

You know what? That's where the whole process should have stopped. Nobody cares what you think, old lady. Take care of your own granddaughter and be ready to be a great grandma in 10 years.

Stay out of other people's lives with your puritanical bullshiat. Most everyone else isn't an old busybody prude.


Yeah, I'll bet Great-Grandma Kidd is 38.
 
2021-09-23 1:51:01 PM  

maxandgrinch: The book has been in the library longer than some of the 'outraged' parents have been alive.


$DEITY save us from the "concerned mom"
 
2021-09-23 1:52:31 PM  

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If she is already a great-grandmother, then her family probably ought to consider maybe reading this book.


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2021-09-23 1:52:37 PM  

CheekyMonkey: edmo: If any of these losers actually spent time in a library, I'm sure they could find a hundred plus books that are offensive to their snowflake cooling apparati. They don't get out much.

Oh, they go to the liberry.  They just don't go to the section with the books.  They're there just to "rent" some DVDs, and maybe look at some porn on the public computers.

\why, yes, I *do* work in a public library
\\as a matter of fact, all sorts of idiots *do* come through the doors


Thank you for working at a library.
Best deal in town. If the town doesn't have a library, it's not worth living in.

// daughter is a middle school librarian.
 
2021-09-23 1:53:33 PM  
If they think that's bad, they should read the Bible.
Full of rape, violence, murder, and every horrible act one can think of.
 
2021-09-23 1:55:04 PM  
"It has detailed pictures and definitions and instructions on all types of different sexual behaviors," protestor John Webb added.

Umm, link?
 
2021-09-23 1:55:14 PM  
I wouldn't let her touch that book," Kidd said.
Some parents and faith leaders object to its sexual education, saying the illustrations are pornographic.


Hate to break it to you guys...but you're the RESULT of pornographic actions being carried out IRL...
 
2021-09-23 1:57:35 PM  

CheekyMonkey: edmo: If any of these losers actually spent time in a library, I'm sure they could find a hundred plus books that are offensive to their snowflake cooling apparati. They don't get out much.

Oh, they go to the liberry.  They just don't go to the section with the books.  They're there just to "rent" some DVDs, and maybe look at some porn on the public computers.

\why, yes, I *do* work in a public library
\\as a matter of fact, all sorts of idiots *do* come through the doors


Back in my days, people had an issue with this book:
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/ so I read it.  Really?  You have a problem with this?
// I have a problem with this monstrosity:
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