Progressives desperately want you to believe that parents concerned about the material to which their children are exposed in the classroom and libraries are only trying to ban books. Indeed, they have been pushing this ridiculous “book banning” narrative for the past few months. But stories like this reveal that the hard left is not exactly being honest with this line of thinking.
The Federalist reported:
In Wyoming, community members notified the police department about explicit books in the local library’s youth section. “Sex is a Funny Word,” written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth, is one such book. It was placed on the American Library Association Reading List for 2016.
Intended for those as young as 7-year-old second graders, the book has been featured in middle school libraries and discusses the “subjects of transgender identity, intersex conditions, and masturbation.” It also erroneously claims that “having a penis isn’t what makes you a boy. Having a vulva isn’t what makes you a girl. The truth is much more interesting than that!”
Even more disturbing is the background of the author who wrote the book.
Silverberg has written four books on sexual topics, only one of which is was not written for children. His latest book, “You Know, Sex,” which has not yet been released, covers such topics as “pornography,” “stigma,” and “gender,” according to The Federalist. The author says the book is “essential” for kids.
Silverberg is also a co-owner of a sex shop in Toronto, Canada. On his website, he identifies himself as a “founding member of Come As You Are Co-operative.”
But Silverberg’s business is more than just your run-of-the-mill sex shop. On its website, the company has a section for “Kids, Parents, and Teens Books” which includes “sex positive guides for younger folk.”
From The Federalist:
The kid’s section carries books like “Gender Creative Child,” a guide to masturbation, and “Woke Parenting,” which seeks to help readers “raise your kids to be feminist, anti-racist,” and “gender-inclusive.” Silverberg’s own books are also featured on the site.
The library in Wyoming is not the only one carrying Silverberg’s work. After a quick search on Austin Public Library’s website, I found the book listed. It seems likely the book is carried in a significant number of libraries.
The left has adopted a new tactic over the past few months to push back against parents concerned about the material to which their children are exposed in their schools. The Critical Race Theory (CRT) debate continues to rage. But now, other problematic issues are coming to light when it comes to sexually explicit material in school libraries and classrooms and parents are calling on their government to address the problem.
However, progressives intent on defending inappropriate material in schools are trying to deflect from the issue by claiming those seeking to remove sexually explicit material are engaging in “book banning.” It is nothing more than a cynical political tactic designed to conjure images of Nazis burning books. You know how much these people love Hitler, right?
Unfortunately, this is only one of several stories highlighting the ways in which progressives are attempting to sexualize children at young ages. In their warped way of thinking, they believe this makes for a healthier child who grows up to be a healthy adult. But most parents are fully aware of the fact that much of this material is not suitable for all age groups, and this is why they are fighting back. The more these books are exposed, the better it will be for America’s children.