Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Carrot Bottom

Talk about your extra credit. A popular English teacher in the Bronx is in hot water for giving his 11th-grade students a copy of a graphic short story about masturbation written by "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk. Greg Van Voorhis, 30, handed out copies of Palahniuk's "Guts" late last month to about 100 students studying for the English Regents exam at The Bronx School of Law and Finance in Marble Hill. The story -- written for Playboy magazine -- discusses a teenage boy's use of a carrot in a sex act on himself and autoerotic asphyxiation.

Students, however, say they are outraged that the administration has suspended the edgy prof.

"We're not little kids. We are in high school," said 15-year-old junior Omar Caminero. "It's not like we've never read anything like that -- we have."

1 comment:

J. Clarence said...

I can see why parents could be shocked, but there are a lot of things that would freak out most parents that a younger generation would not find offense. Particularly masturbation of all things.

If there is anything to find Van Voorhis at fault for is not seeing this coming when he first came up with the idea.