The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet!
Edgewood Dirk: Librarians don't ban books simply on request. Requested to be banned =/= banned.There are a few requests I would agree with ( 50 Shades and the Twilight series) however as a Librarian ALL books are allowed in my library. So sorry, your precious snowflake can indeed read Mein Kampf if they want to.Source: I'm a Librarian.
dbirchall: Talking animals? Just wait 'til these guys hear about the Chronicles of Narnia!
orbister: meanmutton: /Yes, the first title of that book had the n-word as its title.Of course it did, It was written and published in Britain, where the n-word (as you bravely anti-censorship, free-speech-loving folks must call it) has never had the odium attached to it which it had in the US. As a parallel consider the r-word, which is tossed around on Fark and in the US but which is utterly unacceptable in the UK.
SpdrJay: The Christian Bible encourages rape, murder, incest, slavery, and genocide....Perhaps the Christians should consider having it banned.
fusillade762: 3. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. MilneWhen: 2006Why: Talking animals are somehow considered an "insult to god,"
ongbok: [upload.wikimedia.org image 175x305]There was a big hubbub in the town were I grew up on the 90's because a group of fundies wanted to remove this book from the grade school. Well they didn't succeed that day but more and more of them started moving in and farking with the school system. In 10 years the school system went from being one of the best in the country to one of the worst in the state.
NotARocketScientist: muck4doo: Anyone else have pancakes at Sambo's?I remember going to Little Black Sambo's once as a kid while on vacation. It was a Denny's type place. They had a story book about an African kid named Sambo that detailed the kid outsmarting a tiger to avoid being eaten. At the time I didn't see it portraying blacks in a bad light, but I was about 8 at the time and it had not yet occurred to me that people would put effort into making other people look bad based on race.
muck4doo: Anyone else have pancakes at Sambo's?
orbister: meanmutton: Because I choose not to use a word that would cause distress to my (biracial) nieces and some of my friends and co-workersAnd the word is choose. Drew doesn't let us choose.
WizardofToast: Why: All public libraries in Chicago the book because of its "ungodly" influence "for depicting women in strong leadership roles." In 1957, the Detroit Public Library banned the book for having "no value for children of today."We could ban books for having no value to kids? May be needed for the Twilight series.
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: And what is at heart a surprisingly positive view of Islam (and other faiths in general), for that matter.
TV's Vinnie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet!Let me guess. You have an Ayn Rand RealDoll in your closet, don't you?
xrayspx: The AA Milne Nazi thing is kind of funny, since he wrote many anti PG Wodehouse screeds for living in Europe and being (oblivious) to the Nazis at the time. I can kind of believe Wodehouse sort of just bumbling around and getting his money from whatever bank and not being terribly worried about politics.
WhippingBoy: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I wonder how many people who are shocked by this list are as interested in Paula Deen's public flaying."That's different"
WizardofToast: Is there even a dime left in Kansas's education system?
brantgoose: People who ban children's books are completely wacko.Masturbation in Alice in Wonderland? I've read that book many times and I've yet to find anything sexual.The political and religious lunacy goes without saying.But I suppose that you could find The Lorax and The Giving Tree anti-chain saw. But who speaks for the trees, people? Who speaks for the trees?
doglover: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet![takingtree.files.wordpress.com image 557x720]
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