Thirteen Reasons Why Censorship Won’t Help by Amy Diegelman

http://bookriot.com/2017/05/30/thirteen-reasons-why-censorship-wont-help/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=062617%20What%27s%20Up%20in%20YA?&utm_term=BookRiot_WhatsUpInYA

This article begins in a fascinating manner, where an individual who is staunchly against censorship admits that a book disturbed her enough that she had to carefully consider her opinions.  The book in question almost seems to romanticize/justify a suicide.

Ultimately she realized that pulling the book would not end the behavior.  The behavior was a result of a deeper question/problem that needed to be addressed.  Banning books, restricting access, etc. are just band-aids; short term solutions that allow us to ignore the “Gaping wounds” in a community.

I cannot agree more.  There are so many problems, mostly in my opinion, due to a sense of entitlement and lack of communal feeling, that society is broken right now.

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