Kids see nude sculpture: teacher fired

Dejan gave me a tip about something outrageous: a teacher was fired after the students saw a nude sculpture. At a museum!

An award-winning teacher was fired after 28 years at the job; her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture, and that was it. She had taken the class to the museum as an order from the school principal, and permission slips had been signed by the parents as well. Didn’t matter.

Too bad it wasn’t just a video of someone shooting someone, as violence apparently isn’t even remotely as scary as nudity. Double standards in the United States at its best…

7 thoughts on “Kids see nude sculpture: teacher fired”

  1. trying to make generalizations about the US is an exercise in futility. geographically, the US is more than 20 times larger than Sweden, and is home to so many diverse ethnic and cultural groups that there’s no point in trying to make sweeping judgments. the teacher in question was at a conservative school district in a conservative state. this one incident doesn’t really indicate anything about the US, it only indicates an isolated event in a very specific part of the country. the global media loves to typecast the US based on specific embarassing events, but their stereotypes don’t really hold up under scrutiny.

  2. From what I know, which can be incorrect, is that the US indeed has a high representation of conservative groups; just take all the different organizations with a strong support for George W. Bush. From what I’ve seen, I don’t think anything sex-related getting condemned is just an isolated event in the US.

    So, does double standards regarding violence vs. sex exist in the US? Definitely. Does it exist in other countries as well? I’m sure.

    What I’m saying is that this was an example of the double standards that do exist in the US, but it doesn’t imply that everyone, or a majority, of the people in the US share those values. I know that there a lot of people who would disagree with those opinions, and to believe that a country, no matter which country, only exists of one type of people is only naive. This was just a example of one of the types of people, that’s all.

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