Tuesday, May 30, 2006
In California, they're requiring that the positive contributions of gays and lesbians be added to history textbooks. Actually, though, there are already plenty of gays in history- it's just that none of the books mention their sex lives. So, I'm wondering if they fix the problem by working adding that...
"And incidentally, Frederick the Great was also great at loving other men!"
Or do they just add more positive gay role models? I'm thinking the gays they mean are men like Harvey Milk and not Senator Joseph McCarthy. But, you never know.
Meanwhile, in Utah, they're worried that textbooks aren't anti-gay enough. According to curriculum director Nedra Call, the requirement is simple: "Our policy is that (homosexuality) will not be taught unless it is teaching the negative consequences thereof." Because, you know, a state founded by polygamists needs to lecture the rest of us about the negative consequences of unorthodox sexuality.
Posted by Rufus at 6:06 PM