Parents blast New York Times magazine as 'sick' for defending teacher who taught primary school pupils 'pornography literacy' with lewd images

Parents blast New York Times magazine as 'sick' for defending teacher who taught primary school pupils 'pornography literacy' with lewd images



Parents have blasted the New York Times magazine after the popular tabloid publicized Justine Ang Fonte, a New York teacher who recently became infamous for her sexual education curriculum lessons for children called "pornography literacy."



For seven years, Fonte was the director of health and wellness at the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.


In May this year, she was invited to teach two Zoom lessons on "pornography literacy and consent" to juniors and seniors at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York.



Those lessons reportedly included some "masturbation" images, outraging parents and eventually leading to her resignation.


The Zoom lessons never used the term "masturbation," according to Fonte. Instead, Safronova notes, "The lesson was about private parts being private and included a cartoon in which two characters use anatomically correct names for their genitals and say that sometimes it feels good to touch them. ‘It’s OK to touch yourself and see how different body parts feel, but it’s best to only do it in private,’ the narrator tells viewers."



Fonte received backlash for her lessons, however, the New York Times in a post on Thursday, July 8, had a different viewpoint on the controversy and appeared to provide Fonte some backup.






"Pornography literacy classes are supposed to teach students how to critically assess what they see on the screen," the Times tweeted, with a link to its report from Style reporter Valeriya Safronova.
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