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Gurglings of a Putrid Stream

Thoughts on books and other assorted topics.

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My name:  Brian Martin

Does this surprise you?

The American Library Association, through its Office of Intellectual Freedom, compiles information about challenged books. Their position on the matter is clear: "The ALA condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information."

But just who is making these challenges -- for reasons that include violence, sexual explictness, and offensive language? Got to be those nasty pressure groups, right? Or those antiquated religious organizations, or even the government itself?  Nah. Take a look.

Parents. And it's not even close.

Which explains why the top 3 reasons over the last 20 years (from 1990 - 2009) are that the works are sexually explicit, contain offensive language, and are unsuited for their age group.

What do you think?