There has been a bit of a hub-bub this week surrounding fantasy-erotica author Judy Mays. A “news” story, published by WNEP in Pennsylvania, has outed Ms. Mays as local 10th-grade English teacher Judy Buranich, purportedly in an attempt to warn parents about the possibility that an adult woman writes about adult topics. Wow. News, huh?
In all seriousness…one of the parents in the story actually states that she must choose between writing or teaching. And another wonders what her teenage son will be thinking about in class now. Seriously. Because their teacher writes for adults in her spare time and under another name, responsibly keeping the adult side of her life private.
I grow very tired of people who seem to think that we need to child-proof the world instead of teaching children to live in an adult world.
Anyway, I could rant forever about this. Instead, I’ll let this kid do it for me…