This Is the 'Pornographic' Anne Frank Excerpt That's Causing a Fuss
Laws which mean gay and lesbian asylum seekers can be returned to countries where they face persecution will be challenged tomorrow in the UK's highest court. The supreme court is to start a three-day hearing of two separate cases brought by gay men — one from Cameroon and the other from Iran — who are appealing against previous court decisions that they should not be granted asylum in the UK. One applicant, known as "T", is appealing against a tribunal decision that he could return to his native Cameroon, despite the fact that he was attacked by a mob after he was seen kissing a male partner. The other, known as "J", was told by the tribunal that he could be expected to tolerate persecution arising from his homosexual relationship, and should behave discreetly to avoid reprisals. The approach of the Home Office and the courts — which has relied on gay and lesbian asylum seekers hiding details of their sexuality to avoid persecution in countries where homosexuality is illegal or likely to lead to attacks — has been one of the most controversial aspects of UK asylum policy.
Anne Frank's Censored Diary Pages Have Been Revealed, And They're Not What We Expected
Instead of banning the diary from schools, as Gail Horalek would like, we should teach girls not to be ashamed of their bodies. G ail Horalek, the mother of a 7th-grade child in Michigan in the US, has made international headlines by complaining that the unabridged version of Anne Frank's diary is pornographic and should not be taught at her daughter's school. At issue for Horalek is a section detailing Anne's exploration of her own genitalia, material originally omitted by Anne's father, Otto Frank, when he prepared the manuscript for publication in the late 40s. I had to look up what age kids are in the 7th grade. They're 12 to 13!