Posted by Shred at mail.trustmarque.com on January 16, 2001 at 11:14:42:
In Reply to: Damn shame... posted by Jim Shady on January 16, 2001 at 11:00:36:
: I'm male, I like rock music, I eat meat, I drink, I smoke and I like driving fast. I'm also single and don't have any children. Is this so bad? Some days, you'd think it was evil personified...
: Jim Shady
: "Liberal wimps"
Didn't you know, the only 'good' people in society are vegan, T-Total, non-smoking mothers married to their lesbian partners, who take the bus.
As for the rest of us, we're all damned.
(Why lesbian partners you ask? Because all men are evil of course! and if I didn't mention them I'd be being biased against them and America would have to drop this post from its reading lists).
I understand the point the teachers were making in the article, but surely there are a lot of privileged white males in American schools as well who aren't going to be able to empathise with the new books they are reading. Whereas everyone can relate to teen angst. As I'm sure that is the point of the book as opposed to Holden's upbringing.
*Don't take offence, I'm only joshing with ya*
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