Thomas Bowdler rides boldy into the 21st century

idiot alert • The City of New Rochelle has been tearing out pages 64 through 70 from student copies of Suzanna Kaysen’s Girl Interrupted…and the best part is they still don’t know what they are doing that’s soo wrong…”The material was of a sexual nature that we deemed inappropriate for teachers to present to their students,” said English Department Chairperson Leslie Altschul, “since the book has other redeeming features, we took the liberty of bowdlerizing.”

Picture this: someone recalled the books from the students, and someone was actually tasked to tear the pages out of the book and hand them back. These people DID this in the 21st century, and theoretically the most OPEN and freely thinking country on the planet. Not only did they DO this, but they ADMIT to it and STAND BY it! and the WORST absolutely WORST part is that it happened in New York, so we can’t patronizingly say, “oh well THAT’s the backwards ass southern states for you.” They did it in NEW YORK! practically within sight of the most advanced city the planet has ever seen . No offense but if i had kids in that school system, i’d riot – and vote those fuckers out of office.

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