- Jan 15, 2013
- United Kingdom
OK. Whatever. I'd point out that "universal" is obviously playful exaggeration but there's not much point anymore; Believe what you want about this particular book. You were going to anyway, because in your mind queer people talking about sex are "perverts" and "sex obsessed".Grad school?
Edit for details: the memoir we are discussing came about as a result of an autobiography class taken while pursuing a masters degree. The page talking about how universal gay fanfiction was among her friendships explicitly includes grad school in that timeline, including the expression "I thought gay porn was UNIVERSAL", immediately following the depiction of grad school and matching the hair style depicted in the grad school panel. So the author could tie discussions of gay porn into friendships universally while beginning work on what would become this book.
This is not a book about awkward teenage years for an awkward teenage audience. The author has stated explicitly the book was intended to be read by adults. Most of the adult scenarios in the book are depicting events from the author's adult life. The book got into schools because it was given an Alex Award, which goes to "books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18."
D'you wanna address the fact that the "banned books" list to which the teacher provided a nudge has hundreds of other books on it, including beloved classics, and has been nationally promoted for years without issue? Including in religious schools in years past?