A school board meeting turned into chaos when a mom, Kara Bell, decided to go on a rant about anal sex. She was enraged about the anal sex imagery allegedly written about in one of the students' books: Out Of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Perez.
She was questioning Lake Travis Independent School District over their decision to have its students read the book.
Bell was complaining that the book had a passage about "cornholing," a word used as a euphemism for anal sex.
The Mom Had No Idea What Cornholing Meant
The mom revealed that, after reading the book, she had to look up what cornhole meant. That is when she discovered that the term has a sexually explicit meaning as it also means anus.
According to Wikipedia, the term has been in use since the 1930s, when it was first used to refer to anal sex.
As used in the book, the word refers to a 1937 New London school explosion, a tragedy that took about 300 lives. This event has a significant meaning concerning segregation, family, love, and things that can destroy communities.
The Board Still Took Action
In the end, the school district got the book out of school libraries in consideration of the mom's complaint. A spokesperson said:
"A district possesses significant discretion to determine the content of its school libraries. A district must, however, exercise its discretion in a manner consistent with the First Amendment."
Although the word does not mean what the woman thought it means, the issue around this passage has turned into a bone of contention that has resulted in the book getting pulled from school libraries.