Skip to comments.Porn icon Sasha Grey reads to first-graders at NEA-sponsored event
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 schools 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 Greys 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 HBOs 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 cant get any better. I dont 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 doesnt 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 districts 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 NEAs 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 childrens author Dr. Seuss.
She read Dog Breath, by Dave Pilkey.
I didn’t know she retired. Just damn!
All Marxists lie!
I've been hammered for using the word “all” in the past but if anyone can provide an exception to the statement above, please provide a link.
She will be introduced as someone famous I presume and if they like her they might do some research on their own. What she says and does in the class may not be the end of the kid's interest in her. (or anyone else the school introduces them to)
I suppose that potential is minimal considering how little emphasis there is in public schools on teaching research skills or independent thinking though.
What if they really like her and decide to find out more about her?
Groom those babies for the perverts!
Sexual grooming of children = comprehensive sex education and it’s surveys:
The official definition is “sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities including prostitution, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (e.g. rape, buggery or oral sex) or non-penetrative acts. They may include non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, pornographic material or watching sexual activities, or encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways” (DfES, 2006)
Her mouth looks too small in these photos
What would the reaction be if Sarah Palin read to a group of school kids?
Note: I'm in no way comparing Mrs. Palin to this bimbo. Just the fact the liberals get their knickers is a wade over her.
Could it be you are accustomed to seeing a certain stiff elongated object in her mouth? lol
I will be pinging tomorrow and this will be one of them. Metmom, have you seen this????
Actually it was the moms. The dads reluctantly agreed, all the time pretending hard at not knowing who Sasha Grey is.
Your comment is a perfect example of why our country is going to hell.
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I didn't see it but nothing shocks me any more.
I would have complained, but then again I’ve always been a breast man.
I give her credit for the courage to go into that neighborhood. What Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre weren’t available.
I missed the awards show again, like I missed the CMA Awards show last week. When was it on? No doubt it was more interesting and entertaining than the Oscars or the never ending GOP debates (YAWN!)
- "the winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene"
Because we don’t burn whores and fallen women at the stake any more? Regardless of her past, she is an attractive woman and I make no apologies for noticing that.
A blow for justice.
You see only two alternatives, burning fallen women, or idolizing them/acting as though they are respectable.
The attitude you exhibit is evidence of why our country is in a nosedive into the abyss.
A population with no respect for morality soon devolves into chaos, which ushers in jack booted thug type dictatorship. Or fractures it into localized robber baron fiefdoms.
“Because we dont burn whores and fallen women at the stake any more?”>>
Who wants to burn anyone at the stake? You make the same old tired well worn talking point as do all libtards. We don’t want to stone anyone or burn anyone at the stake. We just don’t want disease ridden morraly insane sodomites and porn sluts anywhere around our schools/youth groups/children. Is that so unreasonable?
Yes, because it has no basis in any sort of reason other than personal animus against certain people for their career choices. It'd be one thing if she were discussing her past but she's just reading a book.
Again, why should I see her as unworthy of any sort of respect? Reading to kids isn’t exactly idolization, it’s just one person’s volunteer work.
People such as yourself on this thread are idolizing her. And trotting her out in front of children is tantamount to telling them that she is a good role model.
If you don’t disresepct a filthy whore who is not the least sorry for her supposedly former life, there is nothing else that needs to be said. You reveal yourself for what you are.
“Yes, because it has no basis in any sort of reason other than personal animus against certain people for their career choices” >>>
Career choice? How pathetic.. Got any daughters? Sisters? Nieces? I bet you’d approve if they made the same “career choice”?
FR isn’t what it once was. I can’t browse the threads without finding leftist liberals (atheist libertarians) advocating porn sluts for role models in schools etc.. Might as well be reading DU.. That’s why I don’t post much here anymore. There’s twice as many liberals posting here on FR as conservatives and the owner must like it that way...
Have u ever seen her gang bangs? She is disgusting even to me.
Totally dead eyes...
She makes the girls I saw on quaaludes in the 70s and their freak stuff seem tame....
Really...she had no more place reading to kids than a truck stop whore or Penn State athletic dept employee has
I'd met Cab Calloway after a school assembly, and didn't have a clue who he was until years later.
I agree with you, Harry. There was a glaring example of what you say yesterday on a thread that was pulled.
I’m going to take a long break from FR. The people who “get it” already got it, and those who refuse to “get it” won’t, no matter what anyone says or does.
IMO (note my new tagine) war is coming, one way or another, financial and economic collapse, probably internal wars or whatever - I hope you and yours are stocked up and prepared. Have you read Travis McGee’s books? I think they’re a very realistic assesment of what may come to pass.
You’re hopeless and part of the problem.
Sluts and whores should not be around children reading to them.
It’s really simple; character and morality count. Good and evil exist. What people do with their lives and the choices they make have a difference in the outcome of their own lives and those who they influence.
The fact that you support and promote the lowest of the low reveals everything I need to know about you.
Yes, I own all Travis’ books and I live in an area where weather (hurricane) can shut everything down for two or three weeks at a time, no power, no place to buy fuel, etc. I have enough experience with that to know if the shtf it will be very ugly. I have 50 acres, armed to the teeth and prepared for anything/everything. :0)
I would have to be present to have first hand ears to the situation... lets see how articulate she is before! ...we pass judgement!...
If they're not curious about their world and the things the school exposes them to the school isn't doing much of a job of inspiring them to learn.
Good orators are hard to come up with in a pinch.....
So you’re not in favor of burning whores at the stake, just shunning them. Ok then.
One more shot at this and I'm probably done with this issue. Without invoking any supernatural entities, exactly what do you think will happen if a "slut" reads to a first grade child?
If it's my child, my child is done with that school, I'll tell you that.
I just go for brunettes with dark eyes...can’t help it.
Ok...that’s your right...but the question I’m asking here is will being read to by a “slut” somehow harm the child in a way that doesn’t require supernatural entities to explain?
No point in tossing pearls before swine. Although at least swine have no free will to be anything other than swine.
I wish I had 50 acres... More work though. I’d say “when”, not “if”.
It should be noted that she no longer does porn. If you are completely free of all past sins then maybe you have the right to demand that she be shunned. But I doubt it.
If you don’t believe in “supernatural entities”, then your quoting of holy books means nothing, beacuse you have not one single clue of the meaning of said holy books.
But you do and the meaning is evidently plain. If you’d committed any sins in the past, you, by your own reasoning should be shunned as demand that Sasha Grey be shunned. But if you can’t live up to your own holy books then the next best thing is to look down at others.
True. I’d rather let kids be kids, without trying to push them along, and the questions that might ensue from a web search would be inappropriate for anyone in that age group.