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04 October 2005 @ 10:04 pm
two in one day, its like some kinda record or something  
okay so, any kind of censorship im against, but when it comes to books im just almost rabid in my defense. banning books, ANY books, for ANY reason, is unacceptable. which is why i LOVE this website. its all books that have either been banned or had someone attempt to ban them, lets you read who wanted it banned and for what asinine reason, and then lets you buy any or all of them. one stop controversial shopping. you must go here immediately if not sooner:

http://www.forbiddenlibrary.com/

here are my favourite reasons for the banning of the books of greatness:

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Dee Brown. Removed in Wild Rose, Wis. (1974) by a district administrator for being "slanted." The administrator also said "if there's a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it."

lets read that again, shall we?

"if there's a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it."

just...how is this even an acceptable thought for a grownup human to have? scratch that, how is this an acceptable thought?

and this one...

Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare. Removed from a Merrimack, N.H. high school English class (1996) because of a policy that bans instruction which has "the effect of encouraging or supporting homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative."

okay. so two thing that bother me about this. the date in which these cretins were trying ban this. 1996 seriously boys and girls lets get a little perspective. also, ITS FREAKING SHAKESPEARE PEOPLE!!!!!

last one..

A Doll's House. Henrik Ibsen. Four members of the Alabama State Textbook Committee (1983)--presumably the same who objected to The Diary of Anne Frank --called for the rejection of this work because it propagates feminist views.

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this makes my vagina very very angry. one more reason to never EVER stop your car in alabama.

as a side note, a dolls house is one of the best things ive ever read. it absolutely changed my life. granted i was in seventh grade at the time...but, the way i viewed my life, the way i saw my future, the way i saw myself as a woman (or a future woman), all of it was touched if not altered by this book. the funny thing is, i never saw this book as a feminist piece. it was written by a man. around the turn of the century. in russia. it was about equality for one specific woman. but it was more about her right to be happy as a HUMAN, than as a woman. at least to me. seriously any of you on my flist who have not read this book. go read it. now this is not negotiable.

READ IT OR I WILL HIT YOU WITH A STICK. KTHX.

must sleep now as need to be youthful tomorrow. or at least awake. whatevs.

kisses and liberty
-b
 
 
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decemberfishdecemberfish on October 5th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Power to the people!

Get down with yo' liberal self!

Personally, I'm all for anything anybody's against. I think it's just the teenager in me, but whatevs.

breaksomethingimportant/kalen
queenie b: omgwtfbluebirdgirl on October 5th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
yes!

mad hippie power!

aww, i remember being a teenager. fun times. only not.

likemyhip?oryourface?

love you like my shoes

-b
That Person, Over Therehanauma on October 5th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
What a great link, thanks !! =))
queenie b: screaming divabluebirdgirl on October 5th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
you're welcome

:-)