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« on: April 27, 2013, 05:51:45 PM »

http://now.msn.com/gail-horalek-says-anne-frank-diary-is-porn-fights-to-pull-it-from-school

Wow, just...wow.

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »

Never read it.
Not too surprised.
The LGBT community has been trying to out her for several years.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 08:57:20 PM »

Some people have way too much time on their hands.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »

It used to worry me in 9th grade that where almost everyone else was emotionally touched by this book, I was intensely bored by it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 09:22:05 AM »

Not real surprised in todays world
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 10:09:28 AM »

It used to worry me in 9th grade that where almost everyone else was emotionally touched by this book, I was intensely bored by it.

Actually, I was also somewhat disappointed by the book.  It didn't wrench me emotionally as much as I expected it would.  Probably because I had heard so much about it and seen one or two movie adaptations before I read the book.  But that was many years ago.  Maybe I should read it again.

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 01:07:48 PM »

Honestly, I think she's an attention whore because the book, be it very boring, is an important part of history.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 01:08:21 PM »

"The Diary of Anne Frank" used to be taught to children in an edited edition that cut out Anne's entries about her sexual awakening. This woman is challenging the teaching of the unedited version. Although even the unedited version is far from porn or obscenity, I have no problem with using the edited version to teach 7th graders instead.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 01:10:29 PM »

"The Diary of Anne Frank" used to be taught to children in an edited edition that cut out Anne's entries about her sexual awakening. This woman is challenging the teaching of the unedited version. Although even the unedited version is far from porn or obscenity, I have no problem with using the edited version to teach 7th graders instead.
So she wants the book to cut out maturing and experimenting? As if anyone won't try it at some point in time.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 01:15:12 PM »


As if anyone won't try it at some point in time.


What difference does that make? 

The reason children are given this book to read is the context of the Holocaust, nothing else.  This "other stuff" is a small part of the overall story.  It has little to do with the point of 7 graders reading it.

Just because someone might explore a line of reasoning on their own at some point does not mean every book on every subject has to deal with it, too.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 03:26:45 PM »

A WWII-era diary that deserves to be more well known is that of Nina Kosterina, a Soviet girl of about Anne Frank's age. She too died at Nazi hands, and in writing about her daily life in the time leading up to the June 1941 invasion she was able to tell about more going on in the world than poor Anne was sealed in her attic. Nina's father was actually jailed under some paranoid edict of Stalin's, and her family was on thin ice. While Anne Frank's situation was dark almost start to finish, Nina Kosterina's diary lets you forget its inner tragedy in a way that makes her death all the more jarring.

If Anne Frank's account was obscene, it was not for what she wrote, it was for what her family was forced to endure. My thinking it was "boring" at age fourteen wasn't meant to minimize the tragedy of her life.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 05:07:03 PM »

I've never read the book, so I know little but what I've read about it.
The over all impression, is that Anne Frank was just a normal girl, living a normal life.
What happened to her was the horror of it all.
Nina Kosterina, Anne Frank- they are symbols of the larger picture. The human mind can't handle too much:horror and human evil on such a grand scale.
That's why we try and keep it within our scale of comprehension. Too much...and the mind can break.
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