Honest Bender: How about this: When a parent asks for a book to be banned, we instead ban their child from public school.
gopher321: Ithought the last paragraph said it wasn't going to be banned. Or was that just a recommendation?
xanadian: Oh dear god. My son lives in that county (with his mum).*headdesk*What makes it ironic for *me* is even encouraging him to READ ANY FREAKIN BOOK WITHOUT PICTURES IN IT. And here we are, with helicopter mothers banning books because of a few dirty words when they could just as easily parent THEIR OWN KID instead of having to push their views on everybody else./ffffffffffuuuuuuuuu
Empty H: Honest Bender: How about this: When a parent asks for a book to be banned, we instead ban their child from public school.As much as I love this idea, I don't want to hurt the child because of the parent.
Gonz: Really... we're banning books.In 2013. Hold on, that gives me an idea. Ah, yes. I will be emailing the following to the Randolph County Board of Education. And, assuming I can find an address, to the school librarian.http://bpi.edu/ourpages/auto/2010/5/11/36901472/Ralph%20Ellison%20-%2 0 Invisible%20Man%20v3_0.pdfThanks, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute!
mr_fulano: I remember watching this movie as a kid. Watching the dude gouge his eyes out or something like that was pretty cool. I turned out OK.
ReapTheChaos: Once again, one person gets offended and everyone else has to do without.
skinink: But, of course the Bible is okay to have in the library. Hooray for stoning and slavery!
The Irresponsible Captain: Here's a graph of all the times banning (or burning) a book worked:
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