If it’s a Randi Weingarten tweet, you can pretty much be assured there will be a ratio and it will stand in opposition to what parents want for their kids. We’re old enough to remember when progressives were all gung-ho to ban Dr. Seuss books and cancel Dr. Seuss Day at elementary schools. Now Weingarten says that banning books is something we shouldn’t stand for, but the books she’s talking about acknowledge that LGBTQ people exist so they’re essential reading.
Banning books is bad. We shouldn’t stand for it. LGBTQ people exist and we should be able to read books that tell our stories.https://t.co/ZWU3w5ITEc
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) November 11, 2021
Weingarten is retweeting a piece from Metro Weekly, whose choice of graphic leaves out the more graphic illustrations that parents are objecting to having in school libraries. If she had the guts, she’d tweet some of those images and defend them.
Squint your eyes: We’re going to avoid the tweets that include sexually explicit illustrations of oral sex, but we’ll let this one slip through:
I’m generally against censorship and most of the books Texas is seeking to ban should not be.
However one of the books referenced in this article, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, does actually contain pornographic material. pic.twitter.com/WSRDaRa7Ba
— puakev (@puakev) November 11, 2021
That’s funny; they mention that book in the article as being one that’s raising concerns among parents.
There is NO WAY you have seen the pages in question and then tweet this!
— Timothy (@ttgof_) November 11, 2021
"The book contains explicit drawings of characters engaging in oral sex and masturbation, focusing on Kobabe’s thoughts, feelings, and understanding of sex, sexuality, and gender identity, including discussions about the desire to use hormones to transition, as a teenager."
— Gud Trouble (@GudTroubl2) November 11, 2021
This monster is offended by the idea that someone might not want children exposed to sexual content.
— crg (@crgevns) November 11, 2021
So we'll mark you down as in favor of exposing children to graphic depictions of pedophilia?
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) November 11, 2021
Funny that you didn't show that part that has literal child porn, Randi.
— Garion Frankel (@FrankelGarion) November 11, 2021
You can know a person's story without being captive audience to images of their genitals. What the eff with wrong with you, you're DEPRAVED.
— Renegade Punctuation (@Punctuationamok) November 11, 2021
All Boys Aren’t Blue pic.twitter.com/V0PyqEWY85
— Barbara for Truth (@Barbara44800969) November 11, 2021
There are illustrations for that passage, FYI.
This is gaslighting. The parents were concerned about a cartoon depiction of a sex act in a book available to their children. It’s not about whether different sexualities exist it’s about pornography. If you are pro-porn in schools please just say so.
— BC 😊 (@BarbaraCastor2) November 11, 2021
“The book contains explicit drawings of characters engaging in oral sex and masturbation.” This has nothing to do with trying to make LGBTQ nonexistent and you know that! You are compromised, corrupt and unfit to be in your position.
— Charlie (@Dub1Charlie) November 11, 2021
You should be banned from public life
— Fletcher, Morris (@FlockInMyRarri) November 11, 2021
Only the president of the national teachers union likening parents' concerns over x-rated graphic novels in a school library with Kristallnacht.
She'll be the keynote at the 2024 DNC https://t.co/NTbNOKhjqu
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) November 11, 2021
You can tell everyone is tip-toeing around the issue by putting “pornography” in quotes. Let’s just say “sexually explicit” then. And it has nothing to do with LGBTQ people. There must be some books that tell their stories without graphic illustrations of sex acts, right?
Terry McAuliffe wraps up his campaign by inviting AFT President Randi Weingarten to speak https://t.co/7f9Rw6cqvj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 2, 2021