I have to take a minute here and do some tension breathing or something to relax.  This kind of shit really hurts my head.  The Dictionary?!?!  Really??  Have we become such a over-sensitive society that we can’t even have the word “sex” or “oral” in the dictionary!?  Do we really feel the need to shelter our children or “other people’s children” from this stuff?  I guess it’s better to shield them forever only to throw them to the wolves later in life with absolutely no clue what anything in the real world is like.  Yes, that sounds like a successful plan.

I simply can’t wrap my head around this. God knows I was not the most pure child growing up.  I can easily remember looking up “naughty” words in the dictionary and giggling.  It’s part of growing up.  If it was something I was completely confused about I asked Mom or Dad.  Of course, that often made for some usually uncomfortable but always comical discussions, but so what?  I’m pretty damn sure that every one of us has done it at one point or another….or worse (*GASP* Dad’s Playboys!!!).  And yet, I’m not a sociopath.  Why?  Because my parents talked to me.  It seems parents these days are so terrified of their children reading/watching/hearing something they aren’t supposed to, but at the same time want someone else to just make that influence disappear.  God forbid you actually talk to your child and explain what is appropriate and what isn’t.

And so continues the PC Pussification of America and the decline of our school system.  We’re so damn worried about hurting everyone’s feelings, getting creationism in science class, or banning all the words/books that all of us grew up on.  I still haven’t gotten over the fact that Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in the Rye are banned.  *sigh*  At what point does this end? What other books mention sex? What textbooks mention sex? What about the Thesaurus?  Why does one mother get to decide what is appropriate for every other child?


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