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Sep. 8th, 2015

11:41 am

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In case you hadn't already heard, NZ has banned a book.

Well, it's temporarily banned while they work out what to do with it.

Apparently it contains references to sex and drug use, along with offensive language, and some Christian group (that also is big into Right to Life while lobbying to be able to bash up their kids) thinks that this might damage the poor wee darlings' psyches or something.


Did I mention the book won an award a couple of years ago for young adult fiction?

Anyway, I went and bought it on Kindle.  And I'm happy to lend it to people because fuckem.

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From:fbhjr
Date:September 7th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
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https://xkcd.com/750/
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From:tatjna
Date:September 7th, 2015 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Heh.

And I'm pretty sure sales of the book just skyrocketed, eh?
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From:fbhjr
Date:September 7th, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Of course!
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From:richaarde
Date:September 8th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
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Brilliant!
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From:richaarde
Date:September 8th, 2015 01:59 am (UTC)
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If only religious extremists would stop trying to make everyone believe like they do. Ugh.
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From:tatjna
Date:September 8th, 2015 02:01 am (UTC)
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Yeah. And if only they weren't able to stir up sentiment based on emotion not evidence.
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From:meathiel
Date:September 8th, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I guess sales will go up now and more people will actually try to read it ... I hope!
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From:anna_en_route
Date:September 8th, 2015 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Really interesting legal opinion here:
http://publicaddress.net/legalbeagle/into-the-river-interim-restrictions/

Also a developing concerted effort to get the ruling overturned via showing harm.
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From:raincitygirl
Date:September 10th, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
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Book-banning fuckers. I too have just bought it on Kindle (it was only $10 CDN), purely to stick it to the Puritans. Well, and there was the fact that it won awards, which suggested it's probably a good book. But mostly to stick it to the Puritans.
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From:tatjna
Date:September 10th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC)
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Get down with your rebellious self!

Awesome. ;-)
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From:meri_sielu
Date:September 13th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Hahaha that's hilarous. I love a good book banning for stupid reasons! XD
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