Friday, March 2, 2012

Freedom to Read Week

Dear Diary:

Freedom to Read Week in Canada runs from Feb 26 to March 3.  I always like to support this because censorship is such a personal decision and such a hot topic!

Here is a statement right from the website:

Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Free expression on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.
Through history, books have been banned or burned so the populace cannot or will not read them.  Sometimes it's for religious or racial reasons, or it could be sexual explicitness or violence.  Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) and To Kill a Mockingbird have been on almost every list since they've been written.  Look at the list of the history of books that have been banned or burned.

The recent idea of re-writing Huckleberry Finn in order to eliminate words and social environment is descrediting Mark Twain.  Is that not like re-writing history?  I think one must consider the historical era surrounding the author's writing.

If you find the book, magazine or document offensive, then put it down and walk away.  Should we not be able to choose what we wish to read ourselves?

In my opinion....

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: W&Y No. 86

Sweater: Sand Shack Surf Co Kettle corn cardigan (violet)
Jeans: Pixel Dolls basic jeans (black)

Glasses: Role Optic glasses Sunny (cyan)

Background: Freedom to Read poster
Book and pose: Dutchie's HUD (gift)