A Measured Response

August 15th, 2005 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

It is nice to see a reasoned response to a community issue. A question is raised on a radio talk show, and immediately large numbers of books are pulled off the library shelves. Oh, and there are protesters, most of whom likely haven’t entered the library nor read the books in question, passing judgment on the books and the people who stock library shelves.

Granted, the books have been in circulation for 15 years without a complaint, so it makes one wonder if the “children” being protected are really adults in disguise. Age-appropriate materials are all very well and good — which makes us wonder how many of the protesters allow their children to play violent video games or watch violence on television (hey, those cartoons these days!).

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1 response so far ↓

  • Susan Gable // Aug 15, 2005 at 9:43 am

    Who decides which books “cross the line?” It will be interesting to watch this one play out.

    Oh and video games? Have you taken a good look at some of the women who populate many of those games? (g) Let’s just say that many of them, their cups runneth over. And over. (g) I wonder who’s policing that??