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During a school board meeting in Texas, a mother took her time at the microphone to rage against sexually graphic content, including anal sex. The woman, known online as Kara Bell, went to the meeting, which was intended to be about COVID, to express her worries about a book offered to middle school students.
According to Bell, the novel “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Pérez contains a part regarding anal intercourse that she considers to be exceedingly improper. Bell told the board, “I do not want my children to learn about anal sex in middle school,” Bell said. “I’ve never had anal sex. I don’t want to have anal sex. I don’t want my kids having anal sex. I want you to start focusing on education and not public health!”
The school board reportedly pulled the book from library shelves following Bell’s complaint, with a district spokesperson telling KXAN, “A district shall not remove materials from a library for the purpose of denying students access to ideas with which the district disagrees.”
Continuing, “A district may remove materials, because they are pervasively vulgar or based solely upon the educational suitability of the books in question.”