Hobo Teacher’s year is off to a (characteristically) rough start. Among other things, at a school open house, a parent voiced a concern that some of the materials on his class reading list seem to promote “homosexuality and rape.” Leaving aside that the books were selected by the district in accordance with an approved policy, HT is struck by the woman’s conjoinment of issues:
Yikes, lady—I understand that stances on homosexuality vary in this country a great deal, but putting it in the same breathe as rape—whoa. That’s a big ol’ bag of objection that she’s carry around and it seems to be full. And who promotes rape?! The whole thing gave me the creeps.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.