IF14: Lesbian Sex Book for Boys. Not.

Book coverAs I read in ALA’s YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) blog a father in Arkansas is asking for 20,000 dollars because his 14 and 16 year old sons found The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us in the local public library. He claims that the book causes his sons sleepless nights. I don’t really want to go there whether it was this guidebook that causes sleepless night for these teenage boys or their natural hormones were working. What I am having a hard time to understand how people can get so upset about something that they can easily avoid. Nobody compelled these boys to taker out that book form the library. If the father wanted to restrict his sons he could have done so, but taking the book away or asking them to return it. For me freedom is about increasing the circle choices (including the power of not to get something) and not limiting them.

This entry is part of my Intellectual Freedom series.

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