Incoming freshmen at the College of Charleston are being encouraged to discover their ‘erotic truth’ by reading a comic book memoir about a woman coming to terms with her sexual identity and her closeted gay father who had a relationship with an underage male babysitter.Okay, so the nitwits are upset that things people actually read about and think about are subject to investigation. No surprise. Comedy:
“Fun home: A Family Tragicomic,” is the school’s official selection for “The College Reads!” The graphic novel written by Alison Bechdel explores gender and sexuality issues. The book is included in academic curriculum as well as other activities and all faculty and incoming students have been urged to read The New York Times bestseller.
“This book will open important conversations about identity, diversity, sexuality and finding one’s place in the world,” Provost George Hynd said in a prepared statement.”
Bechdel is the author of self-syndicated comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” and was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award.
The book has outraged some parents who accuse the College of Charleston of trying to confuse students about their sexuality.Apparently you can go to college and learn things your parents have not told you! Also colleges are full of children. There is, however, Hope for America:
“The school has a reading guide that questions the values and morals a parent has instilled,” one parent told Fox News. “It asks the child to question their own sexual identity.”
But some parents called the graphic novel college-sponsored pornography.Behold the parent refusing to embarrass their child.
“I was appalled,” one parent told Fox News. “This is a gay-rights coming-out book and it has some pretty strong anti-Christian themes in it.”
The parent asked not to be identified because they feared their 18-year-old son might face repercussions on campus.