Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned

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fifty shades of greyThis post is off schedule but I just came across this short video on CNN.com which indicates that libraries are pulling a book off the shelves. And I had to get this out while it was on my mind.

The book in question is called “FiftyShades Of Grey“.  I’ve included the link in case you want to pick up your copy.

It’s an interesting read.  It’s fiction but gives you a look into a realm of sex and love that many people don’t know about and rarely talk about.

Is it a conversation I would want to have with my 6 year old daughter?  Hell no.

It would be a conversation to discuss with older teenagers who are entering the sexually active years who have questions.  I wouldn’t be opposed to having candid conversations about this when they came up.

My opinion is that open conversation allows young people and adults alike to communicate on a mature level about what matters to them.  And as I recall as a teenager my hormones were firing off.  And if I had someone to talk to about this sort of thing I wouldn’t have had to learn from friends or through experimentation as much.

Besides, I won’t doubt this book will make it to the hands of the people the library was trying to keep it from anyway.

Anyone remember 2-Live Crew?  Ha!

Consider that keeping these things from our young adults forces them to experiment on their own without the proper precautions and frame of mind.

Ok, but back to the book…  It’s so taboo the library is pulling it off the shelves.  Is it censorship?  You decide…

 

Interesting, don’t you think.  We live in a country that touts our freedoms yet something so simple as a book is being yanked off the library shelves.

Next thing you know fine art that includes nudity will be banned.  How in the hell did we get so friggin’ prude.  On top of that, how did we get to a point where we can’t talk about these things openly with close friends, young adults, or the teenagers we parent.

Are we going backwards in this society or is it just me.

Again, I’m sure this will fire someone up.  Leave your comments if you dare.

Jay

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  2 comments for “Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned

  1. May 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Great post! Here we are, trying to start the dialog and a few uptight, self-righteous, ignorant, assholes are in the process of flexing their moral muscles attempting to suppress conversation.
    In a manner, I guess I should thank them. People like this really bring more attention to a subject than they do trying to cover it up quietly. For that, I thank the self righteous, ignorant, intolerant people of Brevard County, Florida. You guys make the rest of us look good.

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  2. Sonja
    May 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I am reading the 3rd book now. Awsome!!!

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