This should have been a no brainer.
According to TownHall.com, Loudoun County will finally remove sexually explicit and inappropriate books from their public school libraries; the school board held a vote last week.
“’Gender Queer: A Memoir’ by Maia Kobabe will be removed after an LCPS school board committee voted on Jan. 13 in a 3-0 decision to uphold Superintendent Scott Ziegler’s directive to remove the book,” TownHall reports.
“The pictorial depictions in this book ran counter to what is appropriate in school,” Ziegler said in a statement to The Post. “I read every book that is submitted for my review in its entirety. I am not generally in favor of removing books from the library.”
“Gender Queer” contains explicit illustrations of oral sex, masturbation and sexual activity between a boy and a man.
School board member Ian Serotkin, explained his decision in a Facebook post.
“Sexual content is a large part of this book. It is not fleeting or brief,” Serotkin said. “The sexually explicit illustrations which have gotten significant media and public attention may only appear on a handful of pages, but sexual themes are pervasive throughout the book. And, the sexually explicit illustrations themselves cannot be ignored. I think I can draw a line between something being described in writing and it being depicted in living color.”