Certain Notions of What's Pornographic

Certain Notions of What's Pornographic
Fecha de publicación: 
31 March 2023
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The news has gone viral: The principal of a school in Florida, United States, was forced to resign after the father of a student complained that sixth graders were being exposed to pornography.

The "pornographic" material in question was a photograph of one of the most famous sculptures in the universal heritage: Michelangelo's David.

Maybe the teacher would have kept her position if she had placed the classic fig leaf on the figure's genitals, which was used at the time so as not to offend Queen Victoria's sensibilities.

But it seems that some of the parents who send their children to the Tallahassee Classical School are bothered and frightened by any nudity, regardless of its artistic message.

Several media publish that the institution assures on their networks that it "advocates a return to the fundamental principles of Western civilization." The censorship on one of the most famous symbols of that civilization is striking.

Along this path, a good part of the artistic production of the Renaissance will have to be vetoed in schools. Material not suitable for children under 18 years of age. Pure and hard pornography.

Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff

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