Someone very close to me attends a private, all boys school, largely made up of wealthy, white students- many of whom are from powerful families. In his class this year, the students are required to read this book as a textbook in class.
Seems like a relatively tame book about preparing for college, right? WRONG. Here are some choice chapter openers and illustrations, taken from the book’s official website (all of which can be found in the book itself):
And my personal favorite..
Remember, this is what they’re teaching to boys who will, very likely, become our community leaders, doctors, politicians.They’re learning hate while they’re still young and impressionable. This is why our society never changes. Because the most privileged of us all are learning these ‘truths’ in school.
Do you ever get rly pissed because the hunger games films could’ve told such a deep story with themes that reflect our own society’s oppressive systems
but instead they whitewashed the main leads, erased their disabilities, and pretty much romanticized the violence
The degree to which THG movies play into exactly the things the story condemns will never not be staggering to me