There’s only so much stupid that a girl can handle and I shot way over my monthly allotment reading this one news story: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, by Anne Frank, was pulled off the shelves in Culpepper County Public Schools in Virginia after a parent complained about “the sexual nature of the vagina passage,” according to the Culpepper Star-Exponent. Since 1995, the Anne Frank Foundation has printed an unedited, definitive version of Anne’s diary, in which she apparently wrote some sexually suggestive references, including one about her sinful lady flower.
Jim Allen, the district’s director of instruction, told the Culpepper Star-Exponent, “What we have asked is that this particular edition will not be taught. I don’t want to make a big deal out of this. So we listened to the parent and we pulled it.”
Instead, 8th graders in Culpepper County will read the original Anne Frank text that was published by Otto Frank, Anne’s father, in 1947, which only contains 70 percent of Anne’s original diary. Don’t go looking for sexy parts, kids!
Sigh. Really, though, I pity the kid with the parent who complained about Anne Frank’s vagina. If The Diary of a Young Girl is seXXXy enough to get yanked, I’d bet money on it that this child does not have internet or a TV. [Culpepper Star Exponent]