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Porn icon Sasha Grey reads to first-graders at NEA-sponsored event
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2011 | Jordan Bloom

Posted on 11/12/2011 2:49:57 PM PST by markomalley

Parents of Emerson Elementary in Compton, California, are up in arms over the school’s decision to invite former porn star Sasha Grey to read to a group of first and third-grade students, at an National Education Association-sponsored event called Read Across America.

TMZ obtained photos of the event, but when they contacted school administrators, they were less than forthcoming about the decision to invite the winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene.  The award is sponsored and presented by the adult video industry trade magazine Adult Video News.

The school district flatly denied inviting the former porn star, telling TMZ, “we have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present.”

But Grey herself tweeted about the experience.

“Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary,” read a November 2nd post.

Grey is an author herself, having published “Neu Sex,” a collection of artistic photos and essays, back in March.

After the photos were released, she defended her decision to participate in a statement, saying “I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am. I will not live in fear of it. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.”

Perhaps the administrators initially thought that Grey’s recent career change toward more mainstream roles made her a more appropriate elementary school guest. The actress, who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her film “Throat: A Cautionary Tale,” has since acted in a film directed by Steven Soderbergh and appeared regularly in HBO’s Entourage.

“From now on I will not be playing roles where I play a version of myself, or a hooker, for a very long time,” she told Fox News. “I think ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ and ‘Entourage’ were the best places to play those two roles and it can’t get any better. I don’t want to repeat myself, and I think if I continue to take those types of roles I will only be given those roles.”

“The National Education Association and their local partners should take steps to insure that the Read Across America program does not introduce children to notorious performers of pornography,” Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council told The Daily Caller. “Parents have every right to be outraged about her appearance.”

But Frederick Hess, and education policy expert at the American Enterprise Institute doesn’t see what the big deal is.

“If she was talking about adult films or other inappropriate subjects, thats obviously another question. But only problem I have with this … is the district’s lack of candor,” he told TheDC.

Emerson Elementary School principal Sydney Ritchey-Burnett and the NEA did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

According to the NEA’s website, Read Across America is “an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.”

She read “Dog Breath,” by Dave Pilkey.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberals; moralabsolutes; nea; sashagrey
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1 posted on 11/12/2011 2:49:57 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Emerson Elementary School principal Sydney Ritchey-Burnett

Nobody with a hyphenated name should be anywhere near a public school. ;-)

2 posted on 11/12/2011 2:54:10 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: markomalley

Liberalism at its finest:CTA-NEA altogether now, PERVERTS. LOL


3 posted on 11/12/2011 2:55:11 PM PST by phillyfanatic
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To: markomalley
. . . the decision to invite the winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene . . .

There's an award category for that? I didn't know confusion over anatomy required talent or justified recognition. And someone in California thinks the winner is a good role model for early elementary school children? Amazing.

4 posted on 11/12/2011 3:00:02 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: markomalley

I’m betting that none of the little boys in that class complained.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 3:00:31 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Larry Lucido; sit-rep

FYI......


6 posted on 11/12/2011 3:00:50 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: markomalley
“I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am. I will not live in fear of it. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.”

at least we don't have to wonder if she is [blanked] in the head. we can look up the video if we wish.

7 posted on 11/12/2011 3:02:47 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Riodacat

A proud Penn State grad I see.


8 posted on 11/12/2011 3:05:07 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

She can read me a bedtime story,,,


9 posted on 11/12/2011 3:05:43 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: markomalley
Just wonder how many of those fine western folk were the result of an eastern mail-order bride, back in the old days, .
10 posted on 11/12/2011 3:05:49 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: markomalley

I can live with the idea of a former porn actor/tress getting their act together, obtaining an education degree, if it means that their former is a former life and they wouldn’t go back to it or let anybody know that it what they did.

It is reprehensible, imo, to allow a porn actor to read to school kids, because they won the equivalent of a porn Emmy.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 3:06:27 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Pollster1
And someone in California thinks the winner is a good role model for early elementary school children? Amazing.

Boggles the mind.

More evidence that our nation has gone insane.

12 posted on 11/12/2011 3:09:07 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Craftmore
Sasha ..

13 posted on 11/12/2011 3:11:21 PM PST by y6162
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To: markomalley

Who is their next guest reader, Jerry Sandusky?


14 posted on 11/12/2011 3:12:22 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: markomalley

Who are we to impose our moral values on others? /sarc


15 posted on 11/12/2011 3:14:18 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley
Little Jimmy: "Your pee pee is in my daddy's puter!"
16 posted on 11/12/2011 3:15:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: markomalley

Her story choice? “Goldilocks does the three bears.”


17 posted on 11/12/2011 3:15:23 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Jonty30
I can live with the idea of a former porn actor/tress getting their act together, obtaining an education degree, if it means that their former is a former life and they wouldn’t go back to it or let anybody know that it what they did.

Exactly. But if that was her intent, she'd go as Marina Ann Hantzis, not Sasha Grey.

18 posted on 11/12/2011 3:17:10 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
To each their own when it comes to that business which is no more or less sleazy than many others out there like politics. However, it's an "adult" business and not for kids, especially first graders.

(high pitched voice) - "Uhhh what award did you win?"

Try explaining that one.

19 posted on 11/12/2011 3:17:50 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: markomalley

I saw this earlier. I looked her up. Having a past one is ashamed of would be, I don’t know, being a drug dealer, maybe a thief. Getting up in the morning, going to some movie studio, taking your clothes off and having every kind of sex possible with 8 or 9 guys, at the same time, that you’ve never seen before and may well never see again, is going well beyond that. That’s just pure psycho in my book. She should not be anywhere near children.


20 posted on 11/12/2011 3:20:19 PM PST by suthener
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To: markomalley

Best Anal Sex Scene?

Sometimes I think I have landed on Mars.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 3:21:01 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Craftmore; Lazamataz

You might want to look up the ‘types’ of porn she did first.

Even Laz might think twice.


22 posted on 11/12/2011 3:22:59 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Chickensoup
No...not mars. It is Bizarro World. Up is down. Right is wrong. In is out. ...and so forth.
23 posted on 11/12/2011 3:24:01 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

W.

T.

F?


24 posted on 11/12/2011 3:25:03 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t see what the big issue is. She’s not discussing what she did with the kids or being inappropriate around the kids so I don’t see the problem. Also if I were the father of one of the kids, I’d probably go to these events more often.


25 posted on 11/12/2011 3:25:03 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Craftmore

Uh dude, she may be sluttly lookin’ and all, but she knows what her own ass tastes like...and that ain’t right.

No reason on this earth she should be anywhere near kids of any age.


26 posted on 11/12/2011 3:26:16 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: markomalley
The actress, who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her film “Throat: A Cautionary Tale,”...

She read “Dog Breath,” by Dave Pilkey.

27 posted on 11/12/2011 3:28:44 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Craftmore

I don’t know guy, porn stars are not something one would want to get up close and person. They do all sorts of things with a wide variety of people for monies. They are disease pits.

Porn stars are for guys who are friendly with themselves in front of a screen, not for actually touching.


28 posted on 11/12/2011 3:35:07 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Huskrrrr

snow white and the seven giants


29 posted on 11/12/2011 3:37:43 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: markomalley

Publik skoolz are no place for kids these days


30 posted on 11/12/2011 3:40:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Pollster1

“2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene”

Sorry, but after the 2008 election, I feel the American public has deserved that award the last three years running!!


31 posted on 11/12/2011 3:42:23 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: markomalley
Sasha Grey to read to a group of first and third-grade students

Much ado about nothing. If there's any concern to be worried about it's how many of the kids know who she is and what she does...........chances are, none.

32 posted on 11/12/2011 3:47:06 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: metmom

ping


33 posted on 11/12/2011 3:49:18 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: markomalley

I googled her and looked at some pics, Not Guilty. That said hang Sydney Ritchey-Burnett on the nearest tree.


34 posted on 11/12/2011 3:55:29 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Chickensoup

Mars ... or the planet between Saturn and Neptune. ;-P


35 posted on 11/12/2011 3:56:48 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: markomalley

People may joke about stuff like this, but the democrat traitors are shoving this anti-children crap down parents’ throats to determine how fast and how much commie crap they can push down our throats.

A thousand parents need to be at the next school board meeting with guns and ropes, telling these rat pigs that they’re finished in their community and to get out NOW!

People must know that leftists understand only three things: threats of violence, violence and death. You can’t reason with a monster.

Reagan understood that, and it’s how he defeated the USSR. The same must be done here in America, community by community, before we’re overwhelmed.


36 posted on 11/12/2011 3:59:07 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: markomalley
Miss Hantzis (real name) claims to be bisexual and once told PETA she supports birth control for animals.

It appears porn actresses and lib teachers have much in common. Ideal candidate to read to a classroom full of young children!

BTW, she read to them a book about a dog with bad breath...perfect.

“The next book that I will read to you, children, is Rin-Tin-Tin Gets In!”

37 posted on 11/12/2011 4:02:36 PM PST by twister881
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To: markomalley
Sasha Grey Pictures, Images and Photos

On the other hand, it's nice for Compton kids to actually meet someone who works for a living.

38 posted on 11/12/2011 4:03:17 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: DuncanWaring

Your anus?


39 posted on 11/12/2011 4:10:27 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: markomalley
guilty.

weren't they actually demonstrating techniques to college students a few years back?

40 posted on 11/12/2011 4:12:33 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (guitars and women.)
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Stop Goofing Off And Donate


Click The Pic

41 posted on 11/12/2011 4:14:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Nope. Months.


42 posted on 11/12/2011 4:16:20 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: twister881
once told PETA she supports birth control for animals

Why is this controversial? My dog and cats are spayed and neutered, as appropriate.

43 posted on 11/12/2011 4:16:21 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Without common referents, we are all merely inarticulate refugees from Babel."~Nicknamedbob)
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To: markomalley

While it is questionable on the part of the program administratrs and the school system, how many 1st and 3rd graders are going to have viewed her films or understand the genre?


44 posted on 11/12/2011 4:24:07 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: phillyfanatic
Liberalism at its finest:CTA-NEA altogether now, PERVERTS. LOL

While I haven't looked at her oeuvre, I have heard that she did the nastiest stuff; e.g., atm (one can figure out what that means); etc.

She has also taken on a variety of leftwing causes, even annoying Howard Stern: HERE

45 posted on 11/12/2011 4:28:53 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Huskrrrr
Her story choice? “Goldilocks does the three bears.”

Too hot / too cold / just right.

Too large / too small / just right.

Too hard / too soft / just right.

Yep, sounds like her speed.

Cheers!

46 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:08 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Chickensoup

LOL


47 posted on 11/12/2011 4:38:24 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12
While I haven't looked at her oeuvre, I have heard that she did the nastiest stuff; e.g., atm (one can figure out what that means); etc.

Yeah, Barack Obaama said that ATMs were responsible for *many* job losses.

Cheers!

48 posted on 11/12/2011 4:40:59 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Chickensoup

Not mine.


49 posted on 11/12/2011 4:41:27 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Yeah, Barack Obaama said that ATMs were responsible for *many* job losses.

You are correct; however, I don't think that those ATMS cause shigellosis, and the ATMS the the Messiah rails against have not caused job loss for the banks. It appears that there have been even more jobs since those type ATMS have been put into the banks.

50 posted on 11/12/2011 4:47:13 PM PST by Stepan12
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