Hey, School Board, Leave Our Kids Alone!

Schools boards in America are still making national headlines for the wrong reasons. Now, the Hudson School Board in Hudson, Ohio is getting its 15 minutes of fame after one concerned dad dared to challenge members on explicit content contained in the book “Gender Queer.”

The dad read portions of the graphic novel titled “Gender Queer” that his two teenage boys found in the High School library at the board meeting. His comments were prefaced by the dad stating that he wasn’t there to talk about sexuality. His intention is to be a loving father who wants to speak about what his sons see at school. 

“I’m going to read you a little bit of what is accessible to my boys.”

“I got a new strap- on harness today.”

“I can’t wait to have your c**k in my mouth.”

Watch this dad challenge the Hudson School Board HERE and in the Tweet below. Warning! The video includes graphic language, which serves only to emphasize his point.

Of course, if social media chooses to censor the school board video (or my story) on the basis of this language – what does that say about the content being made available to our kids?

Who was the winner of this award?

“Gender Queer” is written by Maia Kobabe, who uses the binary pronouns e/em/eir.

Common Sense Media rates the book 16+ and gives “Gender Queer” its strongest rating for sex-related content. The parent guide notes there is “lots of frank talk about and pictures of sexual activity” and that the book’s “pictures clearly show what’s happening but aren’t meant to arouse.”

A 14-year-old Kobabe imagines an older man touching what looks like a boy’s penis. The image is specifically called out by Common Sense Media though made less scandalous – a “fantasy image.”

Explicit but not erotic illustrations of sexual activity include masturbation, oral sex, sex toys, kissing in an implied sex position, erections, and a fantasy image of a man holding another’s penis.

It’s argued that the drawing is based on an Ancient Greek pottery cup that contains erotic sketching on display in a museum in Oxford, England. It seems that the two depictions can be argued to be in the same vein.

Like many parents across the country, the Hudson, Ohio, dad isn’t concerned about the sexual aspect of the writing. He put it this way: 

“I don’t care if it was heterosexuals; it’s filth.”

“Filth is filth and you’ll never change my mind on that.”

Battle for Books by Hudson School Board

This isn’t the first time books have been brought up by a concerned parent at a Hudson School Board meeting.

Parents and the Mayor requested that this book be removed from public schools’ libraries last year.

Because of what he saw, the Mayor felt so angry that he decided to argue that those on the school board should go to jail for making such material available to teenage girls. 

As a response: Three books were reviewed by the school boardLast year was under review by parents. 

The first book was “A Girl on the Shore” by Inio Asano. The book discusses sexual exploration among two ninth-graders, with detailed information on oral sex as well intercourse.

“A Girl on the Shore” is Japanese manga – basically a graphic novel – and was serialized by “Manga Erotics F” according to Wikipedia.

This ‘book’ was not put back in circulation because the school board found it to be,

“Pervasively vulgar and lacked educational suitability.”

Hudson School Board Reviews  

“Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison was allowed back in circulation because it was found to be “…well-written…” and illustrated what it’s like to be a poor gay Mexican. It has been subject to scrutiny by other states, including a Texas motherThe novel was read at school board meetings. 

“Not that it really matters, in fourth grade at a church youth group meeting out in the bushes, I touched Doug Goebbels’ d**k, and he touched mine. In fact, there was even mouths involved.”

Later in the book…

“What if I told you I touched another guy’s d**k? It’s possible to eat it. I was ten years old, but it’s true. I put Doug Goebbels’ d**k in my mouth. This was fourth grade. He sucked mine too. And you know what, it wasn’t terrible.”

No matter what sexual orientation, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicity or sexual preference, oral sex can be performed in the fourth grade. Anybody who disagrees can keep a distance of 1,000 feet from me and my children.

“Gender Queer” is still under review.

Priorities of the School Board

When asked if the graphic novel is too graphic, Kobabe insists it is “integral” to showing readers an experience growing up outside of cisgender and heterosexual norms. The pair add: “We need to reduce the shame” about sex among teenagers

Kobabe isn’t the only one that feels sex needs to be a normalized subject in schools. The example of Kobabe is the Fairfax County Youth Survey 2021 Ask 12-year-olds these questions:

  • When was the first time that you had sexual intercourse?
  • Do you remember ever having oral sex with someone?
  • Did you use a condom the last time you had sexual interaction with your partner?

I am not going to reveal too much about me, but I can tell you that I didn’t participate in these activities when I was 12 years old.

However, if I had taken a survey like this, it surely would’ve been the talk of the school. All the students would’ve been comparing answers and bragging.

More than likely, exaggerating their responses leading to the inevitable pressure to make sure that your answers in the future match whatever the ‘cool crowd’s answers were.

It’s amazing! Cruel IntentionsFairfax County

School Curriculum Being Sexualized

This is more than a survey. To discuss sexually-based issues, curriculum has been created.

Two of my personal favorites are the very friendly-looking “Gender UnicornAnd the smartly named Genderbread Man.”

The “Genderbread Man” is the brainchild of the Safe Zone Project Group. Although the website promises a curriculum free for universities and colleges, it also mentions the possibility of making the curriculum adaptable to different age groups or populations.

So anyone who thinks that the “Genderbread Man” is meant to appeal to college-age students over elementary and middle school students can buy a bridge that I have for a sale.

Data from Curriculum Associates iReady found that students only learned 67% of what they should’ve learned in math for their given grade and 87% for reading. In other words, the students were deprived of three months of mathematics as well as a month’s worth of literacy.

Horace Mann Educators CorporationSurveying 941 educators. Of 941 educators, 57% said their students were behind in social-emotional development by at least three months. Nearly one third of teachers expect that their students need to repeat grade.

Many are suffering emotionally and academically due to the bad decisions made by COVID administrators and lawmakers. We need to focus on reading, math and other essential social engagements. Teens should not be encouraged sexual comfort. 

There are Mid-Term Repercussions

“I feel your job as educators and administrators is to protect our children from pornography.”

This video was made just days after the New Jersey launch of the Pink Blue and Purple Elementary School Curriculum. The Curriculum teaches second-graders that they can be born with “what some call boy parts” and feel like a girl and vice versa. 

Phil Murphy, the Governor of New Jersey, finally responded to outrage at the curriculum. He is willing to “entertain” the proposed gender identity lessons and that parents should have SomeSay so in the matter.

Governor Murphy did not see my article about how popular gender ideology in schools and media. 

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Although historically midterm elections are always a losing year for dominant parties, the current midterm election cycle suggests a Red Tsunami. New Jersey hasn’t learned from the Virginia elections last year. Jeff Roe, one of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s leading strategists, said during the campaign last year, 

“Voters will tolerate a certain level of woke bulls*** in their lives, but draw the line when it screws with their kids.” 

Education was a major Democratic Party issue, but it has been the focus of the Republican Party in recent years. Suppose school boards and education special interest groups don’t get wise. If that happens, the parents will turn out in great numbers to vote for Republicans. 

“Gender Queer” Is No “Great Expectations”

In high school, I had to read many books that I didn’t enjoy. I couldn’t care less about Pip and Estella in “Great Expectations.” I always felt “Hamlet” was a bit of a long-winded crybaby, although perhaps not as wordy as Polonius (you’re welcome, Shakespeare nerds).

To this day, just the mention of reading or watching books is enough to get people talking. The Hobbit movies puts me into a deep slumber. But, I was able to learn more from these books about complex topics.

Universal book bans and book burning are horrible. Our public schools should stock books appropriate for young readers. I never did like Dickens, Hemingway, or Tolkein…but they weren’t filth.

“Gender Queer”…is filth. And you’ll never change my mind on that either.