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It wasn't very pornographic - wasn't it about a boy who was really good at commanding stuff and then he killed everybody?
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michaelleung: It wasn't very pornographic - wasn't it about a boy who was really good at commanding stuff and then he killed everybody?
Well, no need to read it anymore, thanks
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Psyringe: Seriously, if Ender's game is considered pornographic, then we could just as well ban the bible from schools, for containing the Song of Solomon.
No need to get that far into it. The first book has both attempted and carried-out gang rapes, as well as incest, sex slavery, seduction, and drugs.

The problem here is that the Bible Belt is full of these "brimstone sniffers" who are so afraid of their own sexuality that they attempt to snuff it out in their children and everybody else, and think they're doing the work of God when in fact they're making his name a laughingstock. And South Carolina is the buckle of the Bible Belt.
Post edited March 23, 2012 by cjrgreen
This story is slanted and incomplete:

According to a news report by local station WRDW, the police incident report in the case claims that the teacher read “pornographic material from the Internet to the students in class. One of the stories was about prostitutes having their faces covered with ejaculation.” But according to the WRDW report, the school is still maintaining that the offending material was just three books that the teacher read to class, which were primarily offensive due to swear words. (Thanks to AJRimmer for pointing us to this.)

We’ve got calls out to the school, the police, and the school district. We’ll post an update when we learn anything else.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/03/19/south-carolina-teacher-suspended-for-reading-enders-game-to-middle-school-students/
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michaelleung: It wasn't very pornographic - wasn't it about a boy who was really good at commanding stuff and then he killed everybody?
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Pheace: Well, no need to read it anymore, thanks
OMG by the way the second book in the series features a talking duck and a unicorn named Gerald.
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kodeen: One of the stories was about prostitutes having their faces covered with ejaculation.
Oh, so, he read them from Naked Lunch... He should've picked the funny parts, something about direct heart massage with a plunger or junkies going mad.
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kodeen: (Thanks to AJRimmer for pointing us to this.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-iGwsw5kgs
Well... I read The Valley Of Horses when I was in the 4th grade. Not in school, mind you, just on my own. It didn't scar me in any way, but then I'm not from a culture that is so threatened by the mere existence of sexuality that all sex characteristics must be banned from the media. Hence, I already knew by then that "boys have a penis and girls have a vagina", and so none of what happened in the book was news to me.
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Titanium: Thet reminds me...
Oh, I am so stealing that picture!
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Wishbone: Well... I read The Valley Of Horses when I was in the 4th grade. Not in school, mind you, just on my own. It didn't scar me in any way, but then I'm not from a culture that is so threatened by the mere existence of sexuality that all sex characteristics must be banned from the media. Hence, I already knew by then that "boys have a penis and girls have a vagina", and so none of what happened in the book was news to me.
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Titanium: Thet reminds me...
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Wishbone: Oh, I am so stealing that picture!
Most of the western world is like that, I think. Aside from the usual "political correctness gone mad" story you see everywhere, I don't think I've heard of such ridiculous prudishness out of anywhere except the US.
What an uptight, idiot woman. I did read "mature" (ie. books not aimed specifically at children, with some of them even containing sex and harsh language) books at school, it was called "education" back in my times. And I really hope she didn't complain about Ender, that would make her uptight, idiot and ignorant.
Post edited March 23, 2012 by Tychoxi
What the hell is the world coming to?

Parents need to relax already. When you hit high school, it's time to loosen the leash. By 14, class had already shown Quest For Fire and a discovering america movie which featured tons of topless natives. I did a book report on 11 Harrowhouse at age 13 that featured plenty of nudity and sexuality. I think I turned out alright.
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Wishbone: I already knew by then that "boys have a penis and girls have a vagina"...
SPOILERS.

Please be aware of what you're posting. I'm from USA and can't handle life spoilers like that.

So many people hold Ender's Game as an amazing book, myself included. I'm on the third book in the series right now on a current read. I told my wife about this "news story" and she just rolled her eyes and said, "People are idiots."
Post edited March 23, 2012 by csmith