Stephen Harper's Conservative government has spent $1,543,108 financing The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality. Published by Toronto-based St. Stephen's Community House, the book explicitly outlines how to perform same-sex oral, anal, and other sex acts as well as their straight counterparts. In addition, the book contains a few non standard references to God:
If you need to a figure to represent God The Holiness then for me (is) she's a fat, black dyke.
...and contains a chapter entitled "My first time F***ing a Girl". The Little Black Book describes itself as:
...an important, take-anywhere empowerment guide. Girls shouldn't leave their teen years without it.
If you're a Tory, your head should be exploding with righteous anger about now. You should be calling your local MP and giving him an earful. After all, you voted Conservative so that the government would ban this kind of filth, not finance it!
On the other hand, if you're not a Conservative, then it isn't really that appalling. The fact that many adults gag at talk of female sexuality probably indicates that there is a need for such material, although one wonders if, in their attempts to "talk hip" to their young audience (which is my interpretation of the examples above) the authors didn't go just a little bit overboard. Should a sex education manual really take the same tone as a porn mag?
And of course, Toronto and Queen's Park have also contributed to The Little Black Book, the former to the tune of $1,175,744, the latter to the tune of $3,968,825. If there is scandal here, its the fact that the book cost $7,841,131 to produce! Where did all that money go? I could have done the same job for 1 mil plus travel expenses! And if they wanted explicit same-sex porn, I could have cranked out tons of it for 'em! I consider writing explicit same-sex porn one of my special talents.
Since the book only retails for $11.58 at U.S. Walmarts (but not, for some reason, at their Canadian counterparts), the publisher will need to move alot of units for the various levels of Canadian Government to recoup their investment, assuming they're even getting a cut of the Royalties. For their sake, I hope the book is well illustrated.