It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

A book that is aimed at children age 10 and up. It is disgusting and contains pornographic images. Find out if your school library has this book and keep it away from your kids.

Ed

Do you mind giving a little more information? Or perhaps a link to a review?

I always find it contradictory. Their kind of sex (as opposed to the kind designed for one man and one woman) causes and creates diseases. I wonder what their version of “healthy” is. I have never…never, really…seen a society so hung up on such ridiculousness. It has its place. It doesn’t need to be obsessed over, and certainly not in the way they are touting it as. If they spent half the time caring about doing good for others that they do their physical gratification, they would be a Saint.

But it’s gotten a lot of awards:

The book has received awards from at least 10 distinguished publications, including Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal (both named it “Best Book of the Year”), the American Library Association and the New York Times (both named it “Notable Book of the Year”), and the San Francisco Chronicle (listed among “The Century’s Best Children’s Books”).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Perfectly_Normal

Considering that many parents never talk to their kids about things like puberty or sex, a lot of them could probably use a book like that…:wink:

Changing bodies?

Are we talking about Captain Ginyu here?? :stuck_out_tongue:

Specifically, I’m interested in the “pornography” charge. That’s a very serious charge against a book intended for children. Does the book contain medically accurate drawings of human reproductive organs? Photographs? Does it actually depict sex acts? Or describe them explicitly in text beyond “the essentials”? Does it glorify or applaud immoral behavior?

I’m not thrilled at the idea that my son could just pick up a book at the library with medical textbook style drawings and a specific (but dispassionate) explanation of puberty and the mechanics of human reproduction. BUT, I see the use of such books and wouldn’t call them pornography. But some people would. One article linked by Wikipedia mentioned a woman took them and called them pornography, but the page didn’t load for me in its entirety so maybe I’m missing an explanation as to why.

The headmaster of an orthodox Catholic school wrote on the school website that parents are responsible of educating the child on those matters before the child hears it from strangers. I’ll quote it and add the link soon.

The headmaster of an orthodox Catholic school wrote on the school website that parents are responsible of educating the child on those matters before the child hears it from strangers. I’ll quote it and add the link soon.

It has an audio or video and here is a bit of it:

“communicating a view of sexuality will happen regardless of what you do. If your decision is to wait until you think you are ready to communicate your view, you are not waiting to communicate. You are, instead, foregoing being a participant in the communication and you are allowing others to communicate for you. Who those people and forces are depends on your son’s situation. It may be the school, it may be the market, it may be society (TV, music), in some cases it will be friends. In a sense, your son is on a moving walkway, and the moving walkway has forks. The longer you, as a parent, wait, the longer your son is going to go in whatever direction the moving walkway takes him. Furthermore, the moving walkway has a name which is, ‘society around your son.’ So every day that you decide to wait, is a day in which you are comfortable allowing society to tell your son what sexuality is, what his role is, and how he should relate to women.”
heights.edu/mr-de-vicente-on-transmitting-moral-principles/

I would agree with this (being a youth myself), but it is also the responsibility of the child for their morality later on (not when they’re three, four, around there: that’s developmental). Contrary to some social liberals’ ideas, children should have (and probably already do have) morals and they must be held accountable for their actions. They know right and wrong, or else they would simply be advanced animals who can walk upright.

Yes, they can be influenced by others, but they should have moral education already checked off before they become a tween. Rationality and morality are our keys to humanity: if you don’t have those, you can’t do much, even as a youngster. :shrug:

Wow! Saw the book. :eek:Yup on the pornographic images.

I doubt very much that forum rules would allow a link. I’m not even going to mention where I found it.

It’s abortion section was downright horrible as well.

I did read the reviews of the book on Amazon after seeing this thread. Grossly inappropriate for children and Catholics.

Dear God. How is a child supposed to understand that murdering a smaller child is perfectly “normal” and “right”? Their definition of “sexual health” is taking a pill or wearing a piece of latex, rather than being natural and waiting for the wedding night. As long as they will continue to promote perverted, uncontrollable sex, diseases will continue to grow and become more. They are the ones depriving children of what is truly normal and healthy. They just won’t have it any other way. They don’t really care about “warning” children of diseases and such. To me, this is like refusing to wear handlotion to cure dryness and preferring to just cover it up with makeup. This is what they are doing. They don’t really want to solve the “problem” society has created. They just want to keep it going, and cover it up with pills, latex, and abortion. Get me out of this can of worms.

:clapping: WELL put.

I’m not even sure why this is news. It was first published in 1994 and is in it’s 3rd edition.

It’s news to me. :blush:

Dear Lord…I looked it up, and it is pretty gross. “It’s perfectly normal”…It sends shivers through me, and I hear the whispering of a serpent, the same serpent who told Eve she wouldn’t die. It was a lie.

A problem is that “science” is amoral.

So we need a strong moral voice.

Also a problem is that we live now in a world totally obsessed with sex; a dear saintly friend calls it “sexual idolatry”.

I see the different attitude even here when sex referred to so often so casually.

npr.org/2014/09/21/350366435/it-may-be-perfectly-normal-but-its-also-frequently-banned
Seems the book has often been banned:

Hahaha.

You know, I think the Transgender Community has a point. I mean, Captain Ginyu is a space alien stuck in a frog’s body!

But then, Captain Ginyu practices cutting himself since he does that to weaken himself before changing bodies, so maybe not.

On a side note, how come Goku wasn’t fast enough to dodge Ginyu’s move?

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