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May 18, 2011

Keep Your Votes off My Turtle Neck; Circumcision Ban Heading to S.F. Voters

by Accidental Bear

Stay out of my uterus and definitely leave my sleeping bag alone (foreskin). I really cannot believe this is even on the ballot. How could anyone have a seriously consider “male genital mutilation”? What’s more absurd, is the idea that someone outside of the family will make the decision for you. What thee hell is wrong with these people. it is so confusing to me that our universe can produce people like lady Gaga and Lloyd Schofield who is leading the effort to criminalize circumcision. Really, we should test their DNA to make sure they are human, both of them. ~AB

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By Advocate.com Editors

A November ballot initiative will ask San Francisco voters if they want to ban circumcision procedures in their city.

The effort to criminalize circumcision is being led by gay San Franciscan Lloyd Schofield, who believes the procedure is barbaric and dangerous, referring to it as “male genital mutilation.” Schofield gathered the necessary signatures needed to place it on San Francisco’s ballot for the November 8 municipal election, CNN reports. Should San Francisco approve the ban, anyone found performing the procedure could go to jail and face a fine — there would be no religious exemptions.
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February 21, 2011

Tennessee Middle School Bans Memoir About HIV/AIDS

by Accidental Bear

beep beep beep IGNORANCE ALERT

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School Bans Memoir About HIV/AIDS

via news.change.org

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir is a pretty celebrated work in the history of books about the HIV/AIDS crisis. Written by Paul Monette, the book chronicles the life of Monette and his partner, Roger Horwitz, who died of AIDS in 1986. Praised at its release as personalizing “the epidemic’s appalling statistics with heartbreaking clarity,” the book was even a finalist for the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award.

But if you’re a student at Cheatham Middle School in Tennessee and you want to read the book, you might be tough out of luck. That’s because Borrowed Timehas been removed from the school’s library system, after a parent complained about the book’s subject matter. It’s currently locked in a filing cabinet in the “school’s vault” (according to this news report from WSMV.com), and will eventually be removed from the school entirely.

What a message that sends: that books about the history of HIV/AIDS are vulgar and inappropriate for middle school students.

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