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High School Teacher Under Investigation – Used the Word “Vagina” During Anatomy Lesson

Why does this not surprise me? I can only imagine what they would say if the Erotic Literary Salon was held in their community.

Tim McDaniel, a teacher at Dietrich School, pauses for a photo on Tuesday in front of the school. Four parents have filed a complaint against McDaniel for teaching about the reproductive system out of a biology textbook.

Excerpts from Times-News:

By Kimberlee Kruesi kkruesi@magicvalley.com

DIETRICH • A Dietrich science teacher is being investigated by the state’s professional standards commission after a complaint from parents over his teaching methods.

Tim McDaniel is being investigated after a complaint was filed by a handful of parents who objected to how McDaniel taught the reproductive system, Dietrich Superintendent Neil Hollingshead said.

According to the parents, McDaniel should have given parents more notification about his possible controversial lesson content.

The Dietrich parents are responsible for bringing the complaint before the Dietrich school board. That also led to an investigation by the Idaho Professional Standards Commission.

The state investigation includes allegations that McDaniel taught sex education material in his science class, taught forms of birth control, shared confidential student files with an individual other than their parents, told inappropriate jokes and showed a video clip in class that showed a genital herpes infection.

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http://magicvalley.com/news/local/state-investigates-complaint-about-dietrich-science-teacher-s-human-reproduction/article_47dec69a-963f-11e2-a856-001a4bcf887a.html

 

 

The Girls of Storyville – New Orlean’s Prostitutes – 100 years ago

Photos and excerpt from article on the legal brothels of Storyville, New Orleans.

The girls of Storyville: Haunting pictures from New Orleans’ red-light district reveal how prostitutes lived 100 years ago

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

From luxurious palaces to decaying shacks, a series of intimate black and white photographs taken in 1912 reveal how New Orleans’ prostitutes lived more than a century ago.

With his sunjects in varying states of undress, photographer E. J. Bellocq took dozens of portraits inside the brothels of Storyville – the only legalized red-light district in North America, until it was shut down in 1917.

The haunting images show madams in their finest lace and fur, with several prostitutes completely nude or lounging about playing cards, reclining amongst pillows, or having a drink.

Haunting history: A series of intimate black and white photographs taken in 1912 by E.J. Bellocq reveal how prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district of Storyville lived more than a century agoHaunting history: A series of intimate black and white photographs taken in 1912 by E.J. Bellocq reveal how prostitutes in New Orleans’ red-light district of Storyville lived more than a century ago

Storyville was a restricted red-light district that covered 16 blocks in its entirety, situated next to New Orleans’s famous French Quarter.

Set up to limit prostitution to one area of the New Orleans, the authorities were able to successfully monitor and regulate the practice.

Visitors – mainly U.S. Navy Marines – could purchase a ‘blue book’ that alphabetically listed the names, addresses and races of more than 700 prostitutes; giving house descriptions, prices, particular services, and the ‘stock’ each brothel offered.

Down time: From luxurious palaces to decaying shacks, the images show several prostitutes lounging about playing cards, reclining amongst pillows, or having a drinkDown time: From luxurious palaces to decaying shacks, the images show several prostitutes lounging about playing cards, reclining amongst pillows, or having a drink.

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Libido: The Journal of Sex & Sensibility – Naked Brunch – First Amendment – Pornography

The following article covers the U.S. legal history of erotica and pornography. I suspect Amazon, Pinterest, and PrWeb are censoring my covers based on the “Miller Standard.” They probably have ultra-conservative (sensitive) watch dogs sniffing out all nude photos, especially ones that expose full frontal nudity.

Revised cover for PRweb.

Jack Hafferkamp, the author of this article, was a member of my dissertation committee.

Excerpts from ‘Un-Banning Books: How the courts of the United States came to extend First Amendment guarantees to include pornography.

…Since 1973 we have lived under what is known as the “Miller Standard” for determining obscenity. It consists of three tests. To be obscene, a work’s dominant theme must be prurient, it must offend contemporary community standards and it must lack serious literary, artistic political or scientific value. This is known as the “three-pronged approach” to determining obscenity.

To be legally obscene a work must fail all three of the tests. This means that a work may be sexual in theme and offensive to some people, but if it has “serious” literary, artistic, political or scientific value it can not be banned. In her book Defending Pornography, American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen notes, with some ironic humor that lawyers refer to the last point the “SLAPS test.”…

…Erotica — At this moment at the start of the 21st Century there is a profusion of “erotica” in book stores and movies and on TV. A question often asked is “What’s the difference between pornography and erotica? And the answer is basically “What I like is erotica; what other, less cultured people like, is pornography.”

The term “erotica” has no meaning legally. But popularly it means “high class” pornography. For some, at both ends of the porn-debate, there is no difference between pornography and erotica because both are prurient. However, I believe the term can usefully be used to differentiate between demeaning, misogynistic, misleading and emotionally numbing types of sexually charged material and more enlightened, consensual, celebratory, tolerant and educational sexual depictions. In this sense erotica at its best provides insight and inspiration. This is culturally valuable….

Read entire article here: http://www.libidomag.com/nakedbrunch/archive/unbanning01.html

Censored on Pinterest!, Secrets of the Body

The cover art for my new ebook, “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology,” has been censored on Pinterest. It joins the ranks of Amazon and PRweb, where I needed to revise the cover in order to post. Pinterest won’t even accept my revised jpg’s. And we wonder why there is so much shame concerning bodies, nudity, and sex.

New Scientist – Secrets of the Body

“What makes humans so special? The obvious answer is our amazing brains. The body barely gets a mention.

Yet it should. Our bodies are extraordinary: hairless, upright and with many peculiar features related to intelligence, including an oversized head. And that is just the start.

From unruly urges to our neglected nooks and crannies, in these articles, we reveal the body as you’ve never seen it before” Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/special/body?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2013-1803-GLOBAL%7Cbody&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_content=body

(Image: La Promessa, 2010, Bronze. Matteo Pugliese)