F-word, not interrupted in Maine
Wingnuts on parade again; major knickers in a twist over a book. (AgapePress):
A school district in Maine has reaffirmed its reinstatement of a sexually explicit book several parents want removed from the local high school’s curriculum. The Orono School Committee recently voted to retain the controversial novel Girl Interrupted in the ninth grade English literature class at Orono High School.
Girl Interrupted, a novel written by Susanna Kaysen, was affirmed for use in the high school curriculum over the objections of parents and local residents who take exception to the profuse profanity and sexual content in the book. Michael Heath, head of the Christian Civic League of Maine (CCLM), says this graphic work of fiction has no place in schools where impressionable young people will be exposed to it.
“It’s a book about an 18-year-old,” Heath explains, “who ends up in a mental asylum and has a number of conversations with mentally disturbed people — conversations of the most graphic sort, especially sexual. The f-word [appears] 30 times in one page, and this is being given to freshmen in high school as literature. It’s absolutely horrifying.“