Carol Platt Liebau: Unnecessary Envelope-Pushing

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Unnecessary Envelope-Pushing

Here is a story about a children's book that tried to "push the envelope" by gratuitously including the word "scrotum" on the first page of a book for children 9 years and up.

Needless to say, the inclusion wouldn't even have been noticed had the book not won the Newbery Award. And sad to say, the situation isn't unique. I've read a number of books marketed to young teen girls, and normal Americans would be absolutely appalled at the tasteless and gratuitous sex-oriented content in the books being marketed to young people -- girls having affairs with their teachers, sex parties, and much, much more.

The whole matter is discussed in detail in my upcoming book Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!).


Blogger stackja1945 said...

All a very good, or is that bad, example of the deterioration of a liberal society. Again from Cole Porter "Anything Goes Nov 1934" "Good authors too who once knew better words Now only use four-letter words"

3:57 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

What does a snake bite to the dog's scrotum have to do with sex? It most be a really bad word, a dirty word, a word that should never be mentioned in public.

We must teach our children to hate sex and be ashamed of reproductive organs if our society is to flourish and grow.

All farm, domestic, zoo animals and wildlife must start wearing pants and dresses.

7:38 AM  

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