Censorship

Main Entry: cen·sor·ship
Pronunciation: \ˈsen(t)-sər-ˌship\
Function: noun
Date: circa 1591

1 a : the institution, system, or practice of censoring b : the actions or practices of censors; especially : censorial control exercised repressively.

So today one of my “co-workers” and I use that term loosely as I really dont think the work he does is either that hard nor done that well, But I digress. Today one of my co-workers walked into the department and started a conversation with my boss about a book his daughter brought home from the library. The Day My Butt Went Psycho! is a book that might be in bad taste but is it his place to force the local library to remove the book from its shelves? Is he responsible for the well being of everyone’s child, is he ultimately responsible for choosing what  is right and wrong? After some quick google searching I found a few interesting things about the book. It’s humorous and a book that’s written light heartily and meant to be fun. If it really comes off that way then consider yourself blessed with a working brain that understands sarcasm, humor and understands that its meant to “gross” you out.. If you find it offensive and disgusting then stop reading, put it back and realize your probably a stick in the mud, overly religious and take things way to serious for your own good. Back to the point of censorship tho. It is a bad thing and it is my honest belief that you should take an interest in what your kid reads and if you find the child reading something you dont agree with sit down and explain to the child why. Take responsibility for your own child and leave the broad sweeping “OMG thats not good for anyone” thoughts to yourself, because obviously there are a lot of other people that dont agree with your opinion. I found this blog today that really sums up my thoughts on this topic really well. Lets water down and protect the children so much that they cant think for themselves, yea that’s a good idea.

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