In that section there was less of a chance that the book would "blindside" someone.
- in reality, it is felt better in middle America for parents not to take the risk of their 'little mites' seeing such dangerous material ('How many kiddies spend their time browsing in the non-fiction section?', they reason).
... and to continue the theme of this post "surrealism in America", there are these two competing views on how to deal with bullying in Iowa schools. First, we have the Des Moines Register which seems to take a fairly sensible and straightforward approach and then we have the Quad City Times which takes a much more 'conservative' approach, although still on the surface aiming to attack what seems to be a real problem with the bullying of gays, although they are not happy for it to be described in that way - that might force them to face up to at whom most of the bullying is likely directed and thus face up to their own prejudices.