An art teacher in Texas was fired because she took her kids to an art museum and they spotted a NUDE! Oh my iffing god. It seems the rowdy Texan Taliban want to put burkas on Michaelangelo's David. This childish behavior would have been laughed at in Victorian France.
FRISCO, Texas -- An award-winning Texas art teacher who was reprimanded after one of her fifth-grade students saw a nude sculpture during a trip to a museum has lost her job.
The school board in Frisco has voted not to renew Sydney McGee's contract after 28 years. She has been on administrative leave.
The teacher took her students on an approved field trip to a Dallas museum, and now some parents are upset.
You see, the statues of Jesus being tortured on a cross are A-OK because it is porno-pain and thus not too sexy (HAHAHA) and he has a tiny scrap of cloth draped artfully over his manhood. Of course, America is the land of googley-eyed sex. Children who are not at all innocent thanks to our massive media complexes, are supposed to faint with fear when they see a women's titty on TV during Super Bowlathons.
This is the ultimate childishness. Children are, universally, totally at ease with being nude until parents and others shame them into covering up. All three year olds are more than happy to pull up their clothes and show total strangers everything.
In many cultures, children run around stark naked in public. In the hippie world they did, too. And not one of them goes blind from seeing naked people, too.
Twisted sex grows out of covering up. This is why strip teasers are sexier than naked dancers. This fear of the nude vacillates, too. In Victorian France, when a lady didn't show her ankles in public, regular businesses all used total nudes like the one above, coupled often with obvious kinky sexual references, to sell bicycles and cakes, wine and shoes! No one thought anything about this!
More: all art students not only draw naked people, they draw from living naked people! And the height of civilization is the appreciation of the nude! The entire Vatican is covered in nudes of all poses, all sorts, all sexes! All of ancient Mediterranean art is all about nudes. Even the earliest painters and sculptors made nudes going back about 35,000 years.
The religious impulse to use nudes is very strong. And the ability to create 'the noble nude' a la ancient Greece is considered universally to be the pinnacle of human creativity only surpassed by the post-medieval artists in Italy from 1500 to 1700. Indeed, in those days, common inns and small country churches decorated themselves with gigantic male nudes as well as very nubile, fleshy females a la Rubens.
Speaking of which, are these stupid Texans going to censore Rubens? Hell, the fattest state in the nation is Texas! Come to think of it, maybe they all should wear burkas. Especially the pregnant males. Gah. Who wants to see THEM?