Friday, September 08, 2017

Children's book on puberty is PULPED after sparking outrage by telling boys that girls have breasts to make them 'look grown-up and attractive'

A children's publisher has bowed to pressure and pulped remaining copies of a puberty guide for boys that claimed girls have breasts for 'feeding babies and looking grown-up and attractive'.

Growing Up for Boys by Alex Frith, published in 2013, promises to 'prepare boys for what to expect from puberty.'

But it sparked outrage among social media users after a blogger posted a page on Facebook which reads: 'Girls have breasts for two reasons. One is to make milk for babies.

'The other is to make the girl look grown-up and attractive. Virtually all breasts, no matter what size or shape they end up when a girl finishes puberty, can do both things.'

The extract was posted by Simon Ragoonanan who blogs at Man vs. Pink, 'chronicling the fun and games of a geek father, his fangirl daughter, and their ongoing struggle against pinkification'.

He wrote on Facebook: 'The problem is that the book is saying that looking attractive and grown up is a key purpose of the breast.

'It's like saying the same about a woman's legs. Nothing wrong with finding them attractive - and I do - but it's not their 'purpose' to make a girl/woman look attractive or grown up.

'We have legs to stand, walk and run on. We (probably) have 2 legs so our hands are freed up for whatever our ancestors used them for. Their perception in any sexual desire is secondary and certainly not their purpose.'

His followers were quick to comment, labelling the book 'Outdated sexist rubbish'.

Nadia Elhaggagi wrote: 'Usborne are serial offenders for girls v boys products. But never seen anything as bad as this.

'Breasts are not there for boys' pleasure. And how awful for early developer girls if this is what their male schoolmates are being taught.'



Anonymous said...

The fact is that boys (and men) are attracted to breasts.

Bird of Paradise said...

Grow Up Snowflakes would be a good book title it would instruct boys to grow up to be a real man not as a little snowflake

Anonymous said...

All parts of a body can seem sexually attractive (whether male or female), usually when those body parts indicate a healthy individual and therefore suitable for sexual relations.

Malcolm Smith said...

As an ethologist (a specialist in animal behaviour), I agree with the book. If you look at any ape, you will see that the females are flat-chested when not lactating. Breasts have been developed in non-lactating human females as a social signal that she is now grown up, and available as a mate. (You might note, also, that female apes develop a swollen, red bottom when they are on heat, something which our own females no longer display.)

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Dump sex education for grade schools lets get back to the 3 R's which is Not Reduce,Reuse & Recycle(They even have a dumb song about it)and end revionists(Leftists History)and back to family values