Boots And Sabers

Porn in the West Bend Library

By - Mar 26th, 2009 07:50 pm
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I attended a meeting this evening regarding the inappropriate pornographic material in the West Bend library.

I admit that I’ve been a bit tepid on this issue, but I’m off the fence now.  Basically, there are a bunch of books in the 11-17 year-old section that have explicit passages about sexual acts.  Until the meeting, I was uninformed as to how explicit they were.  But frankly (if you are under 18, please click away now) I was a bit shocked to hear passages from these teen books referring to “sucking dick,” “anal sex,” and “how to give a great hand job.”  Don’t get me wrong… I’m not a prude and I am not personally offended by these subjects, but I certainly don’t think they are appropriate for a 14-year-old to be reading about on their own. 

Against my better judgment, I got up and spoke a bit.  I was unscripted, so I’m sure I sounded like a complete idiot, but that isn’t anything unusual.  My basic point was that they aren’t talking about banning anything.  They are only talking about reclassifying the books for adults.  I completely support that.

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