Why They Don't Want You To Know What Types of Books the Nazis Burned• by Daily Veracity Staff
Weingarten's post advocating for Gender Queer to be included in schools' reading lists appeared on the AFT website, where she argued that "Gender Queer is a critically important work that helps to spark understanding, awareness, and respectful dialogue about the diverse gender identities and expression of gender among young people."
She asserts that this book will "help foster an affirming and safe learning environment for all."
Weingarten is a lesbian, who is married to a female rabbi, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. Weingarten's marriage to Kleinbaum in 2012 was considered a milestone for the LGBT community, as it marked the first time a rabbi had officiated a same-sex wedding ceremony in the United States.
This advocacy has sparked a debate about the appropriateness of such an action and whether it is suitable for school-age children, with many on the left accusing conservatives of 'book burning.'
The book in question, "Gender Queer," is a graphic novel about a gender-nonconforming teen, who is struggling to find their place in the world. The book contains explicit images of nudity and sex, which have been described as "pornographic" by critics. Weingarten has defended the book, stating that it provides "critical insight" into gender identity and is important for children to be exposed to.
The book contains nude photography, descriptions of sexual acts, and explicit language that some readers may find offensive. It also contains scenes of BDSM (bondage and discipline/sadomasochism) and other forms of non-traditional sexuality.