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Old 06-25-2011, 12:14 AM View Post #21 (Link)
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How is porn illegal? Unless it's underage.... O.o Exactly what I mean
For that matter, why would a school use porn? Would they prefer to have an increase in pregnancy population as they read? Haha I believe that's what we were talking about.... I've confused myself now.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:14 AM View Post #22 (Link)
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....Right. Uhm, pretty sure literature censoring even covers that.... *awkward porno moment*
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:47 AM View Post #23 (Link)
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Originally Posted by thecollector View Post
....Right. Uhm, pretty sure literature censoring even covers that.... *awkward porno moment*
So confused right now.. I was saying the same; porno is bad for kids... and someone mentioned a book on how to rape/molest before; I thought you were defending it?

:o Okay, we've lost the topic, people.

But this discussion made me laugh xD
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:50 AM View Post #24 (Link)
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I think everyone has had the same opinion as me - but I'm really lazy, and didn't read through all of them. So, I'll just say this. No, books should not be banned. I feel like you miss out on a ton of great literature by banning books from libraries. I mean, take Vonnegut or Palahniuk or John Green (that last one was a shameless plug. Fucking amazing author). They all have content that could be considered inappropriate for readers. But they also are amazing, insightful, and all that other jazz. This is why I disagree with Plato a lot (he is the one that argued censorship, right? I'm tired, forgive me.)

But... I do understand not allowing Karma Sutra in a library.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:48 PM View Post #25 (Link)
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Last year in my class our teacher loved a good debate, he gave us this topic and told us to write an essay about it. I seriously think that no book should be banned from schools. Books are books and if you shield children from books you might as well shield them from the world. Some of the best literature isn't all that 'kid safe'.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:26 AM View Post #26 (Link)
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I believe books should not be banned. Yeah, there are books out there that are heavily inappropriate and should not be allowed in a classroom or school library, but some of the greatest/best books have some form of inappropriateness, violence, or whatever else. If nothing else, limit the age group that is allowed to read that book and if it's in a classroom I sure hope the teacher gives his/her student(s) the option to read another book if the student(s) might be offended or their parent don't want them to read the book.
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I think the only books that should be banned from schools are like, really really heavy erotica, but even then, shouldn't they know the birds and bees and their honey and sticks too? -shrugs-
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In our schools Nabokov' "Lolita" is forbidden. And Hebbels's ( or Heibels? I donno how to spell this shit correctly) writings are banned throughout the country.
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Sigh. I really don't think they should ban books. We have at our High School library heavy erotic which I don't think the librarians know about.

Our school has basically banned 'Lolita' though it is one of my favourite books and they even filter it on the internet.


I think that it isn't really the schools choice what the students read. I think that they should respect what we wont to do. And even if they do, it's useless since we just go to public libraries or home internets to read.
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Originally Posted by redpanda View Post
Sigh. I really don't think they should ban books. We have at our High School library heavy erotic which I don't think the librarians know about.

Our school has basically banned 'Lolita' though it is one of my favourite books and they even filter it on the internet.


I think that it isn't really the schools choice what the students read. I think that they should respect what we wont to do. And even if they do, it's useless since we just go to public libraries or home internets to read.
The librarians most likely know about it. They're the ones who shelve the books.

I'm going to play devil's advocate here to maybe spark some more discussion:

If the school always respected what you want to do, how would they have any authority? It's true that books may only give you some ideas to consider, but ideas can affect actions. And if they have erotica available to you, to read right there in the library, don't you think that's like taking your privacy into the public? I mean, sexuality is something you explore and experience, typically, behind closed doors. And it would be especially awkward to bring it out into the public around kids, who snicker and laugh and tease about those kinds of things. So, in order to retain some authority, and maybe keep the school sterile and public, maybe they should ban certain books.
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