Why do schools in the US want to teach sexual literature?

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27 Oct 2021, 11:11 pm

If they don't teach it, I wouldn't want to go there.

Also, NC-17-rated movies are the best!! !

Also, fornication should be mandatory, not illegal.


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28 Oct 2021, 6:32 am

Because some of it happens to be excellent literature.



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28 Oct 2021, 2:49 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Because some of it happens to be excellent literature.


The right is currently raising a stink over Toni Morrison's Beloved.


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28 Oct 2021, 4:11 pm

ironpony wrote:
Why do schools in the US want to teach sexual literature?
So that children will understand what they are looking at when the discover porn sites on the Internet.



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28 Oct 2021, 4:55 pm

Fnord wrote:
ironpony wrote:
Why do schools in the US want to teach sexual literature?
So that children will understand what they are looking at when the discover porn sites on the Internet.


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29 Oct 2021, 4:40 pm

ironpony wrote:
Well why is it that kids can read these things in high school, but you still have to be 17 to get into an NC-17 movie? Why does America consider the material worse if it's in a movie compared to if it's in a book?


Probably has something to do with the presence of a teacher who's supposed to discuss the content of the book with the kids and guide their interpretation of the material.

The same piece of media could have a very different impact depending on the context you're exposed to it. For example, I wouldn't be comfortable with a teen girl reading Twilight on her own, but I'd be glad to read it with her and point out the red flags in Edward's behavior. (Well, except for the fact that I'd have to read Twilight to do that, but I'm willing to make sacrifices for a child's education.) Exposure to violent or problematic sexual content in fiction is a lot more acceptable if it's for educational purposes, because it's less likely that the kid will come out of the story thinking that behavior is OK.