Since when is one parent complaining about a book enough to get it pulled from schools?
In seemingly unrelated incidents, a Virginia school district has yanked Anne Frank’s famous diary off its curriculum and shelves, because of a short passage about genitalia:
There are little folds of skin all over the place, you can hardly find it. The little hole underneath is so terribly small that I simply can’t imagine how a man can get in there, let alone how a whole baby can get out!
But if that weren’t silly enough, a school district in Southern California has pulled the Merriam Webster dictionary from all school shelves because (I’m not making this up), it has an entry for “oral sex” (defined as “oral stimulation of the genitals”).
Both incidents were caused by a single complaint from a parent.