Monday, July 15, 2013

Porn as textbook

Textbooks that were being used in Indonesian elementary schools have been withdrawn after they were found to contain a story about an erotic encounter in a brothel, an official said Thursday.

Outraged parents in the conservative, Muslim-majority country complained their children were being exposed to "porn" after the discovery of the tale entitled "The Shepherd Boy and Wolf Mother".

The story, in Indonesian language reading books being used by 11-year-olds, is about a man overcome with lust when he meets a woman at a brothel selling sex to support her child, who lives in her distant home village.