Monday, May 14, 2007

WTF???


A girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film "Brokeback Mountain" in class. The lawsuit claims that Jessica Turner, 12, suffered psychological distress after viewing the movie in her 8th grade class at Ashburn Community Elementary School last year.
The film, which won three Oscars, depicts two cowboys who conceal their homosexual affair. Turner and her grandparents, Kenneth and LaVerne Richardson, are seeking around $500,000 in damages. "It is very important to me that my children not be exposed to this," said Kenneth Richardson, Turner's guardian. "The teacher knew she was not supposed to do this." According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court, the video was shown without permission from the students' parents and guardians. The substitute asked a student to shut the classroom door, saying: "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class," according to the lawsuit. Richardson said his granddaughter was traumatized by the movie and had to undergo psychological treatment and counseling. In 2005, Richardson complained to school administrators about reading material that he said included curse words. "This was the last straw," he said. "I feel the lawsuit was necessary because of the warning I had already given them on the literature they were giving out to children to read. I told them it was against our faith."


Are they serious??? How much money are they suing for because the kid watched "Brokeback Mountain"??? If they win this suit, I am moving out of the country! Please tell me what kind of psychological treatment does one need after watching a movie? I can guarantee that the girl has already done much worse than what happened in that movie and could teach the cowboys a few things. And the grandparents are justifying this suit because of the "warning" the school was given about the literature used in school. I have a problem with censoring literature in schools, I believe that children need to be exposed to all types of literature, even if it includes "curse words" and racist slang's - some of the best literary works contain these things...If they didn't like that literature, they should have enrolled her in a private school! Ahhhhh...I hate people! I think I might steal Sarah's Blog Idea of a
"Dead To Me List"!

16 comments:

Ratty. said...

I do think it shows a lack of imagination on the part of the teacher. Surely there are more imaginative ways to stimulate a discussion than showing a film.
On another subject, did you get shagged at the weekend?

Jenny! said...

Videos sucked in school, but if we got to watch homo sex then I probably would have liked them more.

Did you?

Ratty. said...

Did you?

You should be a politician - answer a question with a question.

No lady R. has a severe case of Genital warts - had to make do with a couple of wanks - quite enjoyable though.

Jenny! said...

Ratty:
Sorry to hear that you only wanked it! I was much luckier!

Hammer said...

They should never have showed that move to 8th graders without a permission slip.

One night I was asleep on the couch and my wife had left HBO on. I woke up at three in the morning to weird grunting sounds to my horror Brokeback was on. I couldn't find the remote so I dove for the power button and stubbed my toe . I am now psychologically and physically scarred. maybe I should sue.

Jenny! said...

Hammer:
I agree that the video shouldn't have been shown, and there needs to be some reprimanding/firing, but that lawsuit is BS - you should try to sue your wife, you may win since ridiculous cases usually win!

Ratty. said...

I was much luckier!

Did you have the camera rigged up again. Send me the DVD the last two were great.

Yoda said...

Psycho counseling after the movie? Maybe the kid was psycho to begin with!! That would explain a lot of things.

The fact that you got lucky at the weekend, doesn't do me much good as I was not lucky at all. Could my luck be around the corner? Nopes, trash can!

If you send the vid to Ratty, I want a copy too.

Jenny! said...

Ratty and Yoda:

That will be $19.95 plus shipping and handling! And If you act now, you can receive a worn pair of undies absolutley free!

Ratty. said...

And If you act now, you can receive a worn pair of undies absolutley free!

Jenny babe, please tell me they are real messy.
I thought undies was an English expression, don't you yanks call them skids or something?

Yoda said...

Great. Credit OK? Where should I swipe? LOL! Ahem, I will take the tape only ... please wash the undies and reuse! We need to save them trees. Oh wait, undies not made of trees. Are you a Hanes girl or a VS girl?

Jenny! said...

Ratty:
Skids??? They have many names, but not skids!!!

Yoda:
That's a very personal question...I must accept payment before I can answer!

Yoda said...

Drat.

I thought skids were something which should've been taken care of by toilet paper, no?

Fever Dog said...

I cried when I watched Brokeback Mountain.

I thought "that looks painful".

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
You are correct about skids...totally not a good thing!

Fever Dog:
I hope it never happens to you!

Don said...

First off I don't think they needed a permission slip to watch it, all the teacher should've done was to hit chapter skip when they started to dine on each others franks n' beans. I used that term because they are coybows and alot of cowboys eat that; in fact that's where the meal came from. Now if they were some english cowboy dandies, I would use the term dining beans n' toast. Why is that you might ask. Because it sounds pretty funny. Now if Brits are fairly proper do they suck cock with the pinky out as if they were sipping on tea?

Now second and most important if the movie "goes against our faith" as grampa stubbornly put it. Take that whiny little cunt-rag bitch of yours out of public school and put her in catholic or another religous school. Stop your fucking bitching you damn fucktard! What happens when they have sex-ed? Are you going to shield her from that so she thinks the fucking stork is going to bring her a baby when she gets married? Better yet, maybe when she's married Santa will give her a baby if shes a goog girl that year. Stupid fucking ignorant crap!!!