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Old 02-20-2007, 05:33 AM   #46
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Apparently the term is defined in the book, so the "Oh my! Whatever will we tell the children??" question isn't that much of an issue. The whole thing seems to me to be based around adult's discomfort with the word and with having a sex ed discussion with their kids, which needn't happen at all just because an eight year old has read a book that doesn't sexualise the word and in fact uses it in refering to a dog's body part.

Here's a list of other YA books that use the word:
http://www.gelfmagazine.com/gelflog/...h_scrotums.php
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:36 AM   #47
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deep, why are you talking to yourself?


just wondering!
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Now if the book mentioned Jesus or cited the Ten Commandments - then there would be an uproar!
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So it's Jesus vs the scrotum now? Next week on WWE

Seems to me there is an "uproar" over this whole scrotum thing. Do people ever consider that by making an issue of the word scrotum, you are acting as if it is a "dirty" word because it is associated with sex (in and of itself it is not a dirty word, and it is part of the human body which was and is God's creation if you believe that way). So by associating that with sex all the time, you are saying it only has to do with sex. Isn't that sending the message to boys somehow that their parts in that area are all about sex? What is that saying to them?
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Now if the book mentioned Jesus or cited the Ten Commandments - then there would be an uproar!
And that would be wrong too.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:54 PM   #52
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My friend invented a new product with a curious name:

The "Ballganizer"

I first thought perhaps it was a niffy new name for a jock strap but I was wrong.

Here is a link to the product. It is for storing soccer, basketballs and footballs-so that they don't lay all over your garage floor causing one to trip..

http://www.ballganizer.com/


I grew up with the inventor as a child in So Cal and we have stayed in touch over the years.

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So it's Jesus vs the scrotum now? Next week on WWE


i think we all need to face reality: Jesus had a scrotum.
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i think we all need to face reality: Jesus had a scrotum.
Oh no he didn't

I bet he thought it was part of God's creation too, and not something to be shamed about.

I also don't get getting all worked up over the word scrotum in a kids' book when there are Viagra and KY commercials on tv pretty much 24/7. Do people shield kids from all of that too? Not to mention all the other sex-and violence.

If you teach kids to have a healthy respect for, and image of, their bodies and to realize that certain parts aren't just all about sex, I think in reality they're less inclined to have sex at an early age. That's my naive and crazy belief.
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I'm fine with it as long as it's not a pop-up book.
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I'm fine with it as long as it's not a pop-up book.
I hope you meant that to be funny cause I literally laughed out loud
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Hilarity is what I aim for, MrsSpringsteen.
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i think we all need to face reality: Jesus had a scrotum.
that is a matter of faith

there is no evidence
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