At Pandagon, there is a post about why free speech is important, and I can’t over–recommend reading it. As Amanda makes clear, the best solution to speech you don’t like is more speech.
Posts tagged ‘Censorship’
A Toronto parent is challenging Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale because of its subject matter and because it’s profanity, anti-Fundamentalist Christianity sentiment, violence, and use of sex violates a policy that Toronto School District has regarding respect and tolerance. A book where women are oppressed, forced into reproduction, blamed for men’s infertility, and taught to fear each other – hardly a symbol of respect and tolerance – is being challenged.
Building a shell around ideas that make people think for themselves, think about how religion can be used as a weapon, now that is dangerous.
When you burn books, you burn freedom too.