Puritan Takeover Watch

According to this NBC story, an award-winning Texas art teacher has lost her job after one of her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture during a trip to a museum. Even if there are other factors related to her dismissal as this Tribune article suggests, the fact that a parent complained about art — and after signing a permission slip allowing her child to go on the field trip — just boggles my mind.

Which reminds me — I’ve also been noticing that when art is displayed on TV, like Da Vinci’s Vetruvian Man, I’ve seen the genitalia blurred out. When the media doesn’t have the balls (pun intended) to even show such art on TV unmolested, you can see where these attitudes come from.

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