Friday, July 12, 2013

Elementary textbooks pulled for containing erotic encounter in brothel

Indonesian parents were outraged complaining their children were exposed to "porn" for reading a story about an erotic encounter in a brothel, reason for the textbooks in elementary schools to be withdrawn.

An official said on Thursday the parents from the Muslim-dominated country were very mad after discovering their children read a tale in the textbook entitled "The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf Mother."

The story, in Indonesian language and being used by 11-year-olds, is about a man overcome with lust when he meets a woman at a brothel selling sex to support her child, who lives in her distant home village.

"In the dimly lit place where women sell their bodies, his Adam's apple bobbed up and down upon seeing the beauty of the woman," the story read.

"She trembled in the arms of the man, and just like the fluorescent lights in the room, she felt that she herself was on fire."

AFP reports the text was lifted from a blog and reprinted in textbooks to sell in street stalls in the outskirts of Jakarta for around $3.

Parents wrote to local authorities, who in turn sent out a letter to schools ordering them not to use the book.

An official said the book is not part of the curriculum and the schools just asked the parents to buy the books.

[Photo: AsiaOne]

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