Library to keep sex magazine on shelves

Library to keep sex magazine on shelves

There are 18 comments on the Hawk Eye story from Nov 24, 2009, titled Library to keep sex magazine on shelves. In it, Hawk Eye reports that:

A teen sex magazine will stay at on the shelves at the Ames Public Library despite a petition signed by more than 100 parents objecting to the publication.

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Bridge Repair Money

Saint Cloud, MN

#1 Nov 24, 2009
Exposing children to pornography is a crime isn't it? The library should be facing criminal charges like everyone else who shows sexually graphic images to children.

“Prince Incubus xP”

Since: Nov 09

Singapore

#2 Nov 24, 2009
the library should have it under ADULT and children arent suppose to enter

“Walking Attitude”

Since: Aug 07

The Q continuum

#3 Nov 24, 2009
Interesting. Now a magazine that speaks factually and scientifically about sex is considered "pornography". What's next - hugs being offensive??????????

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#4 Nov 24, 2009
No one said it was pornography. It's a "sex" magazine with information adolescents seek. Many of them don't get proper knowledge from their parents and look online or in books for what they need.

There are panels of educated people that look over reading material before allowing it on shelves in public libraries. I am not familiar with this particular publication but if they deem it suitable for teenagers than that is good enough for me.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#5 Nov 24, 2009
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
Exposing children to pornography is a crime isn't it? The library should be facing criminal charges like everyone else who shows sexually graphic images to children.
No one said anything about pictures or graphic images. Go back and reread the article.

“Walking Attitude”

Since: Aug 07

The Q continuum

#6 Nov 24, 2009
Pamela in red wrote:
No one said it was pornography. It's a "sex" magazine with information adolescents seek. Many of them don't get proper knowledge from their parents and look online or in books for what they need.
There are panels of educated people that look over reading material before allowing it on shelves in public libraries. I am not familiar with this particular publication but if they deem it suitable for teenagers than that is good enough for me.
Now Pamela!!! Don't you realize, the parents would rather keep little Johnny and Suzie in the dark about sex. They would rather their children get deseases and get sick and die rather than allow them to be educated and (heavens) protected..........

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#7 Nov 24, 2009
Queue wrote:
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Now Pamela!!! Don't you realize, the parents would rather keep little Johnny and Suzie in the dark about sex. They would rather their children get deseases and get sick and die rather than allow them to be educated and (heavens) protected..........
And that is exactly what happens when they get sex advice from other kids or get none at all.

I remember parents being outraged by Judy Blume a YA author because she touched on issues like sex and teen pregnancy.

Not too many decades ago teenagers married and had children of their own. I'm not saying we should go back to that but we certainly shouldn't treat them like babies.
Bridge Repair Money

Saint Cloud, MN

#8 Nov 24, 2009
Pamela in red wrote:
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No one said anything about pictures or graphic images. Go back and reread the article.
I saw the cover of the magazine -- in Sweden, it's illegal to target market any kid under a certian age. I suspect the magazine has a political message.

Reminds me of Headshops when I was a kid, the one near our Jr High. They sold porn and cigarettes to 12 year olds in a cloud of marijuana, inscents and Beatles Music.

No wonder I was so shy around girls when I was young.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#9 Nov 27, 2009
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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I saw the cover of the magazine -- in Sweden, it's illegal to target market any kid under a certian age. I suspect the magazine has a political message.
Reminds me of Headshops when I was a kid, the one near our Jr High. They sold porn and cigarettes to 12 year olds in a cloud of marijuana, inscents and Beatles Music.
No wonder I was so shy around girls when I was young.
Where did you see the cover? I did a search and couldn't find it anywhere. I'd love to see it.
Bridge Repair Money

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Nov 29, 2009
Pamela in red wrote:
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Where did you see the cover? I did a search and couldn't find it anywhere. I'd love to see it.
Really -- I'm not that uptight about sex. It's just the double standards that bother me.

Everyone has to be paranoid around kids except for library people and public school teachers who want to show kindergarten kids how to put condoms on bananas with their mouth.

I really didn't get curious about sex until 5th grade or so, and MTV really used graphic images to get people to watch slanted political crap.

This magazine more than likely has a political message in it.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#12 Nov 29, 2009
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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Really -- I'm not that uptight about sex. It's just the double standards that bother me.
Everyone has to be paranoid around kids except for library people and public school teachers who want to show kindergarten kids how to put condoms on bananas with their mouth.
I really didn't get curious about sex until 5th grade or so, and MTV really used graphic images to get people to watch slanted political crap.
This magazine more than likely has a political message in it.
Until I've actually seen a copy of it I can't voice an opinion one way or another. I find it hard to believe that the magazine would have an oral application of a condom on a banana.

Libraries are all about education. There must be enough needed information in the periodical for them to keep it on their shelves.
Brian

United States

#13 Nov 29, 2009
Doesn't sound like a big deal. I'd have to see it to give it my official blessing or not. Oprah is probably more graphic!
equalityboy81

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Nov 29, 2009
They cannot censor the public. That is unconstitutional. Censorship is not what a library is about. People don't have to read up on information they don't want to know about.
Bridge Repair Money

Saint Cloud, MN

#15 Dec 5, 2009
No one is trying to censor anything, they just want a magazine about sex removed from the plain view of the children section.

I saw a kid at block buster run up to his mom with the movie "Pootie Tang". "Mom!! can we get this"

Her face turned completely red and she looked right at me.
Golden Rod

Waterloo, Canada

#16 Dec 5, 2009
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
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Really -- I'm not that uptight about sex. It's just the double standards that bother me.
Everyone has to be paranoid around kids except for library people and public school teachers who want to show kindergarten kids how to put condoms on bananas with their mouth.
I really didn't get curious about sex until 5th grade or so, and MTV really used graphic images to get people to watch slanted political crap.
This magazine more than likely has a political message in it.
The middle paragraph doesn't make sense, the two parts are entirely unrelated. It seems like you want to criticize Obama for wanting sex ed in kindergarten. And yes, it would be great if all kindergarteners knew the signs of a pedophile and when to report inappropriate touching.

I'm confused how a political message fits in here.
Bridge Repair Money

Saint Cloud, MN

#17 Dec 5, 2009
Golden Rod wrote:
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The middle paragraph doesn't make sense, the two parts are entirely unrelated. It seems like you want to criticize Obama for wanting sex ed in kindergarten. And yes, it would be great if all kindergarteners knew the signs of a pedophile and when to report inappropriate touching.
I'm confused how a political message fits in here.
Baby boomers target children with sex to get them to think like a democrat. I really didn't care that much about sex until 5th grade or so, and mostly started getting curious because we found magazines.

I say let kids be happy and not worry about sexual politics so early in their lives.

“Rudeness is the weak man's”

Since: Nov 08

imitation of strength.

#18 Dec 5, 2009
Sexual politics? Some people can drag politics into any conversation.
Fred

Elk Grove, CA

#19 Dec 6, 2009
While I do not live in your State, yet, this could occur in California, the bottom line is.. if this material was disallowed from the library, the young adults would find "it" in other places, so.. I am proud to see this library hold under the pressure - give our youth the opportunity to feel comfortable that they can research or read these materials, without sneaking around.

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