Optional prompt: Banned books week
The first time I ever remember hearing about a book being banned, it was the book, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. Apparently there was a mention of menstruation in the book? People didn't think that was appropriate material for kids. No, that wasn't appropriate, but those horrible films they make the fifth grade classes watch? Those are sooooo much better.
Then, there was a furor over the book Forever, another Judy Blume book, because there is a mention of someone having sex. I was in high school at the time, so of course we ALL wanted to read the book and we did. While I liked the book, the part that was causing all the uproar was less than titillating, I thought. I didn't see what the fuss was about.
Of course, there ar idiots out there who would ban books they disagree with, or books that have objectionable content, or books that were written by women...the list goes on and on. Sometimes there are books that I would like to burn, like everything ever written by Ann Coulter. However, I would never do such at thing, because who am I to claim any sort of moral or mental authority? It is up to each person to use their own judgment as to what they like or don't like, and then to use that judgment to walk away from what they don't care for. If you don't like it, don't buy it, and don't read it, and certainly, don't talk about it for hours on end on Facebook.
It's that simple.
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