“The Kiterunner” does not contain “pornography”

Some (idiot moron) parents in Lawrence Township schools are objecting to the book “The Kiterunner” being assigned in class, because they claim there is a scene that is “pornographic” in it.
The Kiterunner is a story of children living in contemporary Afghanistan, and is a wonderful, amazing book. It is, unfortunately, fairly true to life, and there is violence and brutality in it, including a scene where a young boy is brutally raped by other young men who are bullying him, and children who later become the victims of child exploitation. But that is a fairly real picture of what can happen in countries that are torn apart by strife, as Afghanistan is. And to be blunt, the story of children bullying and raping each other can and does happen here in Indiana, too. If you don’t think it does, you’re a naive fool.
The idea that the scenes are “pornographic” — I want to go to those parents (Julie and Tom Shake are their names) and say “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”
What really sucks about all this is that because some retarded parents complained about it to the school board, the township is considering having a panel of people review all teaching materials that will be presented to students. So a censorship board is being planned for Lawrence.
Too bad the response from the school couldn’t be giving the parents a ticket for stupidity and requiring them to come back to school and get a better education so they understand what the hell “pornography” is. Stupid is as stupid does, I guess.

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6 comments on ““The Kiterunner” does not contain “pornography”
  1. Bob says:

    Try looking up the word pornography……notice its not limited to images!
    Look who is stupid now!

  2. 3 says:

    I would have to disagree 1 & 2, the word “pornographic” brings to mind ONLY visual images, not a paragrpach in a story. Secondly, do you know how many romance books refer to sex in some shape or form? Can you say ‘all of them’?
    Should the “beautiful” love scenes in Romeo and Juliet be seen as porngraphic? I can hear the English teachers screaming now….
    Let’s be mature, these things happen every day… in fact you can thank reproduction for being here…. so why should it be seen as dirty and wrong? When did the book gods determine a line between “healthy” intercourse, and the “vulgar” kind…. As far as i see it, everyone’s is flailing around in stagnant water here…..

  3. Bob4 says:

    por·nog·ra·phy ( P ) Pronunciation Key (pôr-ngr-f)
    n.
    Sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal.

  4. 3 says:

    ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?
    Being brutally raped is arousing?? You have much deeper problems then learning to read dictionaries….
    Case in point, that definition has three holes in it. Defin Sexixually EXPLICIT, and who gets to decide WHAT IS EXPLICIT.
    Second, define “primary” purpose… what if they simply are trying to state some gruesome facts and some freaks are aroused? IS that the author’s problem?
    THIRDLY, and most strongly, how the heck did we go from a legitimate story, that has some gruesome details, into statements like “its porno because its arousing!”…….. I hope you intend to call every single billboard, commercial ad, etc. where they completely degrade the female body into sex symbols, that are… get this… meant to be arousing to the stupid teens…. Are all of those more or less as pornogrpahic as this book?
    I shall await a halfway decent answer……

  5. Chham says:

    The Kiterunner IS a heartbreakingly beautiful tale with many timeless attributes l;ike friendship,love,pride,honour,betrayal and at long last redemption or at least the hope of it. It is an excellent book which has you pondering about truth for a long time afterward. I wonder if the above mentioned parents have even read it as a book or perhaps they just flciked to the part where the lil boy gets raped.and just for the record , the rape itself is not explicit..the writer nonetheless has managed to bring across the pain and humiliation the lil boy had undergone. We are all aware of how rampant pornography is online..and yet some stuffy old ppl decided to censor these kinda books instead? My my..The kids are getting SO protected!

  6. Chham says:

    The Kiterunner IS a heartbreakingly beautiful tale with many timeless attributes l;ike friendship,love,pride,honour,betrayal and at long last redemption or at least the hope of it. It is an excellent book which has you pondering about truth for a long time afterward. I wonder if the above mentioned parents have even read it as a book or perhaps they just flciked to the part where the lil boy gets raped.and just for the record , the rape itself is not explicit..the writer nonetheless has managed to bring across the pain and humiliation the lil boy had undergone. We are all aware of how rampant pornography is online..and yet some stuffy old ppl decided to censor these kinda books instead? My my..The kids are getting SO protected!

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