Should taxpayers pay for books like this at the OCSB?
“Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out is an explicit book which is being promoted in the youth sections of local libraries.
The book contains explicit language, violent acts, and graphic descriptions of oral sex carried out by children as young as 6 years-old.
Written mostly in first-person, transgender people share their journeys without mentioning the illegal nature of their activities or the consequences of certain behaviours.
“From six up, I used to kiss other guys in my neighbourhood, make out with them, and perform oral sex on them. I liked it. I used to love oral. And I touched their you-know-whats. We were really young but that’s what we did.”
The account goes on to describe paedophiles masturbating. The author does not qualify that the acts were harmful or illegal.
Descriptions of violent behaviour include pushing over a pregnant teacher. The author writes, “I know it was wrong but….” – as if their anger were a justification for their actions.”
2 OCSB high schools have hard copies (Grade 7-12) and ALL grades can access the softcopy of the book via OCSB Overdrive (insignia)
Of course the “Freedom to Read” folks will call it censorship. It is NOT censorship to say that taxpayers should not pay for these books for schools. It is NOT censorship to say that school libraries should not have them. Adults can buy these books at Indigo, although I would not recommend books that normalize pedophilia.
Why are these books in schools? Is it to normalize pedophilia? Is it to help groom kids for pedophilic teachers?