Parents and students at an elite private school in New York are “shocked” by a mandatory “pornographic literacy” class added to the curriculum without their knowledge. The class contains explicit adult content and is shot through with ‘critical race theory’ discourse in what appears to be an absurd attempt to raise awareness of racial and sexual discrimination in pornography. 

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School on the Upper West Side was founded in 1764 and today is one of the oldest and most traditional schools in New York City. Despite its prestige and traditionalism, it does not escape the reigning leftism in education that subtly permeates with various forms such as “critical race theory” and gender equality, which can come in even the most absurd form as a “pornographic literacy” class.

Students between the ages of 16 and 17 at the institution were forced to attend a workshop on health and sexuality. Most understood that it was to be similar to their regular sex education class. Instead, the teens were subjected to information on issues associated with pornography, the NY Post reported.

The course, which was officially titled “Pornography Literacy: An Intersectional Approach to Mainstream Pornography,” was taught by teacher Justine Ang Fonte, who is also the director of Health and Wellness at another elite high school, Dalton.

The class began by presenting a list of the most searched porn terms in 2019, which included certain perversions that are not fit for mention, let alone taught to a teenage group in the throes of puberty.

As the Post reported, the slide show featured explicit images of nudity, and Fonte’s lecture to the 120 children aimed to raise awareness of how pornography is primarily concerned with catering to male desires, understood by Fonte as an injustice

She also provided statistics on what she called the “orgasm gap,” asserting unprovable premises that heterosexual women have far fewer orgasms with their partners than homosexual men or women. Among the nude images were some of women locked up or manacled, supposedly to analyze and differentiate “what is pornography and what is art.”

According to reports, the students did not receive the class with gratitude:

“We were all so shocked and mortified,” another female student said. “We were all like, ‘Why are they doing this? Why do they think it’s OK?'”, said one of the witnesses in dialogue with the NY Post.

Parents quickly learned what was happening because the course was also taught via Zoom. Many parents were with their children and were alarmed to witness the class. 

“It’s outrageous that the school is introducing pornography into a mainstream classroom and starting to indoctrinate kids. The goal of this is to disrupt families,” one parent said and asked, “Why is the school making porn a priority as opposed to physics, art, literature or poetry?”

The news comes just weeks after UNICEF released a controversial report suggesting that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that exposure to pornography is harmful to children, as reported by the Center for Family and Human Rights.

Following intense criticism from health institutions and professionals, the UNICEF report was recently removed.

“The UNICEF report ignores the vast amount of research demonstrating the harm of pornography to children. By ignoring the real harms pornography can have, UNICEF is playing roulette with the health and safety of children,” said Lisa Thompson, the vice president, and director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Research Institute.

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