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Old 02-18-2007, 03:37 PM   #31
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I would not even go into it with detail. I was say it is a boy's private part. I would take the moment to refresh my child's memory about private meaning for you and your doctor to touch only.

But that is me. I would not get into the anatomy of things.
a reasonable response

i wonder why this author
chose to have the snake bite the dog on the nuts? in the first place

so we have a 10 year old girl, Lucky having to contemplate "scrotum"

“Scrotum sounded to Lucky like something green that comes up when you have the flu and cough too much,” the book continues. “It sounded medical and secret, but also important.”




because some parents don't have a problem with it

and some do


what is the best thing to do?



many of you know
what is best when
many parents want a prayer in school
but some do not


i have no problem with this book being removed
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Why don't we just use the term "bean bag" when we work with the children.
Cause a bean bag is a type of chair, and kids will start sitting on scrotums
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Yeah, good point. I should've thought that through a bit more, huh.
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i have no problem with this book being removed
and I am not a book banner


I just don't know why we need grade schoolers attention pointed to scrotums
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:03 PM   #36
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I don't know why the only thing people can think of is banning the whole book.
Ever heard of the possibility just to adjust that part of the book, i.e. use another body part and describe that?
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i wonder why this author
chose to have the snake bite the dog on the nuts? in the first place


did she have an agenda


much like the Dutch? cartoonist
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I don't know why the only thing people can think of is banning the whole book.
Ever heard of the possibility just to adjust that part of the book, i.e. use another body part and describe that?

this book seems to be built on "scrotum"

"scrotum" seems to be the driver here


again I don't think we need little children 3rd and 4th graders (girls) focusing on scrotums


why couldn't the snake have bitten the dog on the larynx?
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:56 PM   #39
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OK, I thought it was just one page, not the entire book.

But, on the other hand, if the book handles the bite in the scrotum just as a bite in the larynx it could help to get away from this sexualization of that body part.

For them, it would just be as if the rattlesnake bit the dog in the larynx. Nothing special.

And the cartoonists came from Denmark
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:22 AM   #40
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I much prefer the word "ball-sack".
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^ Nutsack dude, nutsack.

I don't see the need to ban the book, but I'm not big on book-banning either. I wouldn't ban Huck Finn for the word "nigger" and that's far worse than "scrotum".

If you have to explain it to a child...well if it's a boy he already knows he's got one, and if it's a girl, tell her it's a boy's private and leave it at that.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:59 AM   #42
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Are we sure Susan Patron isn't a nom de plume of Senator Jim Webb's?
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Well the phrase what a load of bollocks comes to my mind


I thought that the book was aimed at 9-12 year olds. I'd have thought by that age most children would know what a scrotum is or if not, it could then easily be explained. It's senseless to deny children the chance to read what's supposed to be a good book just because a small minority of adults have a hang up about one word.
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I much prefer the word "ball-sack".
Ball sack is good, but "coin purse" is more appropriate for dinner parties, etc.
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Ball sack is good, but "coin purse" is more appropriate for dinner parties, etc.
I prefer hand warmer,...
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