“Fun Home, as a college text, has experienced controversy even before the Duke students’ rejection. Last year, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted to cut funding to the College of Charleston because of its plan to place Bechdel’s book on a freshmen recommended reading list. State Representative Garry R. Smith said he believes that the memoir is inappropriate for students because it “graphically shows lesbian acts” and is “promoting the gay and lesbian lifestyle.” ”
Look up the response to this text.
What is the objection to this text?
Unpack this a little more. What do you think the real objection is to this text? In your answer think about the historical context we discussed, and how this culture relates to gender.
Why should this book be used in a college classroom?