Ontario educator resigns over erotic novel for teens
BY DEREK ABMA, POSTMEDIA NEWS OCTOBER 5, 2011 2:01 PM
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Book cover: The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess.
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A prominent Ontario educator resigned Wednesday amid controversy over an erotic novel featuring an under-aged teen who joins an “aphrodisiac cult.”
Jacques Tremblay, who was chairman of the discipline committee for the Ontario College of Teachers, co-authored the 2008 book, The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess. The novel, written for teens, features a high-school freshman described as having a “gorgeous bosom” and “barely fleshy buttocks” exploring her sexuality.
The college’s website on Wednesday said Tremblay had resigned his position as a committee chairman and council member of the college because of the controversy.
The College of Teachers regulates and certifies public teachers in Ontario. Its discipline committee is responsible for conducting hearings into allegations of misconduct and incompetence of teachers.
“I have accepted Mr. Tremblay’s resignation,” the group’s chairwoman Liz Papadopoulos said in the online statement. “The college makes every effort to maintain public confidence in the teaching profession’s self-regulatory processes.”
Tremblay, who could not be reached for comment, is still a teacher with the public French-language school board in eastern Ontario, and is in good standing with the College of Teachers.
The college’s website says he is high school teacher with 16 years of experience, and is also a writer of “fiction and non-fiction books related to self-growth and education.”
A website for the Sexteens book promotes it as a “novel for teens and adults” and adds it is “the most controversial teen novel that will change your life forevermore.”
The cover features a boy and girl, both topless with their backs toward the viewer and facing a silhouette of the CN Tower. The girl is wearing a cowboy hat and a short white skirt.
In the novel, main character Leila Montana is introduced as a “young teen” just starting high school. She is also joining a group called the Sexteens’ Select Society.
As she awaits initiation into this mysterious alliance, the book describes her appearance as follows: “Her half-open shirt divulges the roundness of her gorgeous bosom. Leila’s particularly short skirt exposes her barely fleshy buttocks.”
There are several other detailed references throughout the book about the bodies of Leila and other girls.
Taking an oath to the mysterious society, Leila promises to “develop my teenage life at my own rhythm inspired by the aphrodisiac cult, which is based on the power of love and the emancipation of my sexuality.”
On the day after the initiation, “Leila wakes up and feels a new energy swelling within her. . . . Despite her efforts, however, Leila can’t remember what really happened. She is peaceful and undisturbed by this lapse of memory. Meanwhile, Leila feels a very light, but quite pleasant, tingling on her upper right buttock.”
This society’s website “acts as a support throughout each step of teens’ sexual discoveries. It encourages a positive sex life while exploring eroticism and sensuality.”
The other writers are Marie-Ange Gagnon — reportedly Tremblay’s wife — and Frederic Tremblay.
The villain of this story is the deputy headmaster of St-Valentine High School, Harry Dick. He doesn’t allow girls to wear provocative clothing, but is discovered to have pornography stored on the school computer and be part of a cocaine ring.
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