There were chaotic scenes at a Durham District School Board (DDSB) meeting Wednesday when the board defended its decision to keep a pornographic book on library shelves despite numerous complaints from angry parents.
The book in question was Maia Kobabe’s memoir Gender Queer, which tells the story of the author’s adolescent struggles with gender identity and navigating first sexual experiences. It contains graphic descriptions and illustrations of sexual acts.
Jim McMurtry, the teacher fired for questioning the narrative on residential school history in Canada, tweeted that the book can be found on the shelves of elementary schools in the board. The book is deemed appropriate for ages 12 to 18, but The Post Millennial has not been able to confirm that the book can be found on DDSB elementary school shelves.
“Parents at school board meeting last night in Whitby objected to images like this in elementary school library books. Board defended images because they are part of Ontario Human Rights Policy designed by the Woke groomers who lead our institutions,” tweeted McMurtry.
Recording was not permitted at the meeting, but one person present managed to record the end of the meeting when the decision was announced.
“The title that is actually being questioned this evening, Gender Queer, was actually reviewed during the 2021-2022 school year from a concern that was raised by a community member at that time,” said the DDSB board member.
“The committee that was formed in response to the concerns read the book and in consideration of DDSB’s Indigenous Education and Human Rights policy, concluded that the book was found to align with the district’s policies and can therefore remain in distribution in school libraries,” he added, before being cut off by an angry outburst from the assembled parents.
“Bl*w jobs align with your human rights policies?” asked one furious woman.
After much angry shouting, and attempts by the board members to calm the situation, the board left the meeting room.
“Good job standing up for the kids,” shouted a woman as the trustees left the room.
“The cowards are leaving, bye,” said another.
The DDSB has been mired in controversy for months after Trustee Linda Stone was barred from attending board meetings after she questioned the policy of allowing children to socially transition at school without parental consent or knowledge.
The National Post reported that the DDSB voted to censure Stone and bar her from all remaining meetings and hearings this year after she questioned the board’s policy of concealing a child’s new name and pronouns from parents. Many experts believe that social transition is a powerful psychotherapeutic intervention that should never be undertaken without the guidance of a trained mental health professional.
Whitby City Councillor Niki Lundquist tweeted at the time to say that “Transphobia has no place in our schools or our school boards.”
The Post Millennial contacted the DDSB for comment
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