I've been busy working at the bookstore for the past few days so I haven't been able to get to the blog but now I have and I've read Alvina's post and now "Scroggins."
I got stock on this:
"For example, my review of the eighth-grade sex education curriculum revealed that children at the middle school are being introduced to concepts such as homosexuality, oral sex, anal sex and specific instructions on how to use a condom and have sex"
I don't want to get all political here, but ehem, dear I mention a girl with the last name of Palin? She might have been served well with a little lesson or two. That's all I'll say about that.
Please tell me there are intelligent Republicans out there and this isn't becoming a thing where if you say "Republican" it goes in tandem with the above and below beliefs/quotes. I HOPE people can think for themselves and not just become a bunch of sheep! Anyhow, I read on and then I got to where this guy got to talking about the book and movie Speak. I LOVED the book Speak. I also recently watched the movie. I didn't love the movie. I thought it fell way short. It was missing that something that the book had. But what this guy says about both the book and movie is just CRAZY. Is he on another planet?
"One such book is called "Speak." They also watch the movie. This is a book about a very dysfunctional family. Schoolteachers are losers, adults are losers and the cheerleading squad scores more than the football team. They have sex on Saturday night and then are goddesses at church on Sunday morning. The cheer squad also gets their group-rate abortions at prom time. As the main character in the book is alone with a boy who is touching her female parts, she makes the statement that this is what high school is supposed to feel like. The boy then rapes her on the next page. Actually, the book and movie both contain two rape scenes."
Rape happens. It's sad, but true. Does this guy want to pretend that it doesn't? Speak is an amazing book for kids who need to deal with such a thing AND I think need to deal with anything that's happened in their lives and need to talk to someone but can't. I really identified with the book because when I was a teen I was teased a lot and I never told my parents about it. I felt just like the main character. I could feel her pain and knew just what it was like not to speak, only for different reasons. So even though I was never raped, I could still identify with the characters need not to speak. I think a lot of kids will identify for different reasons just as I did.
And not everyone goes to church on sunday. Get over it. Really. It isn't a sin. And for god sake, "a boy who is touching her female parts..." He describes this as if this never happens in teenage life. Rrrright. As if this is unholy or something. "Female parts." What? Weird. It's called dating and "making out," etc. Kids do it. Get a grip. And the movie did not make it seem like it was fun to get an abortion or like it was a fad or like everyone was doing it. This guy is just making stuff up! It's like he doesn't like the subject matter so he's just going to exaggerate or outright lie so that others avoid what he's asking them to avoid. It makes me sick. These people are trying to spread fear and paranoia and lies. And that's how they get followers. I hope this guy doesn't get far with his message because he's WRONG. Watch the film and read the book and make up your own mind! Please!