Media Matters' LGBTQ director accidentally admits book she and Chelsea Clinton want on school shelves is pornographic

"I think you meant this for my DMs, you just sent me an unsolicited drawing of a blowjob."

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Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to complain that conservatives are asking schools and libraries not to shelve books containing pornography and pornographic themes in children's sections. 

In Clinton's view, these books with pornographic content are simply part of the emerging canon of books with "with LGBTQ+ characters & themes." 

Bans of books like Gender Queer, by trans-identified female author Maia Kobabe, Clinton said, are dangerous for kids who won't be able to see themselves reflected in their pages.  

In response to Clinton's tweet, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon posted photos of pages from Gender Queer, which is the graphically illustrated story of a young girl coming of age, realizing she'd rather be male and experience sex from a male perspective, and then engaging in oral sex with strap-on penises and other kinks.

Dillon also quote tweeted Clinton, saying "Chelsea Clinton has come out in favor of porn for kids."

In response, Media Matters' trans-identified LGBTQ Program Director Ari Drennen, accused Dillon of masturbating to gay porn for kids. Dillon then shared some of the content of the Kobabe's book with Drennen, who said "you just sent me an unsolicited drawing of a blowjob."

Drennen admitted to Dillon, and to Twitter, that the very book Drennen and Clinton were advocating be made available to children contained drawings of a "blowjob," which Drennen appeared to find offensive.

"Porn is for DMs and children," wrote Seth Dillon, summing up Drennen's view.

Greg Price pointed out the obvious self-own, as did Libs of TikTok. Clinton had claimed that a book with graphic depictions of women engaging in oral sex with strap-on dildos was "vital" for children and adolescents.

Drennen had backed Clinton up, but when confronted with the images in the very book Drennen advocated be made available to children, did not want to have to look upon it.

Libs of TikTok pointed out that Drennen accidentally admitted "that schools are giving kids porn."

Meanwhile, one of those books containing LGBTQ content that is most banned is Irreversible Damage by Abigail Schrier about the complications and problems that often arise from medical gender transition.

These complications arise from the use of puberty blockers, the surgical removal of a young girl's healthy breasts, and the prescription of cross-sex hormones to teens who believe they are actually the opposite sex.

Schrier's book was banned from Target, and a Berkeley professor called for it to be burned

Gender Queer has been at the center of much of the controversy, and Kobabe has said that it's "necessary for young people. The author uses the entirely made-up set of ey/em/eir pronouns, which were created by dropping the "th" from they/them/their. 

"It's very hard to hear people say 'This book is not appropriate to young people' when it's like, I was a young person for whom this book would have been not only appropriate, but so, so necessary," Kobabe told NBC News last year.

"There are a lot of people who are questioning their gender, questioning their sexuality and having a real hard time finding honest accounts of somebody else on the same journey. There are people for whom this is vital and for whom this could maybe even be lifesaving," Kobabe said.

As of January 2022, Gender Queer was removed from the shelves of Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, Brevard Public Schools in Florida, and Wake County Public Libraries in North Carolina, with parents in New Jersey and Rhode Island also challenging its inclusion for children and teens.

"These are pages from that book. This doesn’t need to be in school libraries," said Timcast's Phil Labonte.


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