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Is Nothing Sacred?: It Turns Out That Reading Aloud to Your Child is a Violent Act.

Date: October 30, 2000
Author: Amy Halloran
QUOTE: ...a professor at the University of Southern California, who revealed the terrorism inherent in reading to children...insisted that teaching kids to read initiates them into the patriarchal construct of the family unit and society...

ABSTRACT: Original article that initiated a "linguisitc correctness" flap over a paper presented by USC Professor Peggy Kamuf in which one clause equates a child's learning to read with being wrenched from his animalistic origins, garnering Professor Kamuf thousands of irate e-mails from parents and others who had not read the text of the Professor's entire speech.

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