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No group names but still I was banned from a library facebook group for talking about "banned" books. Amazon has intermittently refused to sell books that address problems with transgender ideology. Their policy changes, and some are now for sale at Amazon. One of the books that was previously not sold on Amazon was a preschool book which got terrible reviews from Pink I also posted about how many books are likely banned by publishers, many of whom are heavily invested in trans ideology to the exclusion of books which question the trans creed. I think what might ultimately have gotten me banned was posting a list of books for recommended reading. https://womensdeclarationusa.com/library-list/

Anyhow after a rather nasty post from one of the group posters who seemed to be worried that I only have a few facebook friends I couldn't access the group. It's too bad because I am pretty certain that many librarians have been silenced.

The preschool books that got such a scathing review from Pink is My Body is Me by Rachel Rooney. It was called terrorist propaganda by one reviewer. Can't have children loving their bodies. What will happen to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

No group names but still I was banned from a ~~library facebook group~~ for talking about "banned" books. Amazon has intermittently refused to sell books that address problems with transgender ideology. Their policy changes, and some are now for sale at Amazon. One of the books that was previously not sold on Amazon was a preschool book which got terrible reviews from *Pink* I also posted about how many books are likely banned by publishers, many of whom are heavily invested in trans ideology to the exclusion of books which question the trans creed. I think what might ultimately have gotten me banned was posting a list of books for recommended reading. https://womensdeclarationusa.com/library-list/ Anyhow after a rather nasty post from one of the group posters who seemed to be worried that I only have a few facebook friends I couldn't access the group. It's too bad because I am pretty certain that many librarians have been silenced. The preschool books that got such a scathing review from *Pink* is *My Body is Me* by Rachel Rooney. It was called *terrorist propaganda* by one reviewer. Can't have children loving their bodies. What will happen to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

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It's been interesting to watch the conversation around banned books in recent years, as there is a very strong narrative that it's only right-wing, religious extremists who are trying to ban books. Usually the people pushing this narrative are unaware of or ignore all the left-wing attempts to ban books, or suggest that that's ok, because those books would cause "harm" or are "dangerous." In addition to attempting to ban books questioning gender ideology or written by those who do (JK Rowling), there have also been bans on older books because they may portray things like racism or use slurs, as if that means they condone these things. Even because a white author wrote such a book.

Even if more of the attempts to ban books that we see -- or at least that get covered in the news -- tend to be on the right, people who have political beliefs all along the political spectrum can commit and promote censorship. They may do it in very different ways or with different reasoning, but it's still censorship. And it's never ok. Besides, the more you try to ban these books, the more you're drawing attention to them and increasing interest in them.

And just a reminder that any discussion about specific banned books or the general act of banning books/censorship is always a welcome topic in o/Books :)

It's unfortunate that the incels, the Proud Boys can always be fingered for being part of the right wing. They have ruined many story times peaceful drag queen protests and even have been somehow linked to book banning. The most banned book "Gender Queer" has never made it to the best seller list. It's rather dull and sad and the best seller list for teens includes fantasy and mysteries. Teens need to escape from this grim world.

[–] ShieldMaiden 0 points Edited

Everyone with two brain cells to rub together has noticed that self-professed “liberals” and “progressives” are the most pro-censorship group in the country right now. They are against civil discourse and seek to silence anyone who disagrees with their identity politics. That’s one reason I’m not voting Democrat in the next election. Nothing but spineless cowards anymore.

Excuse me op, are you implying that people who aren't comfortable with their bodies shouldn't become life long medical patients and undergo genital destroying surgery? Stop being literally violent please

My Body is Me is terrorist propaganda??

[–] SlowCollapse 8 points Edited

It's incredible how effectively they're chipping away at language, rendering once-powerful words meaningless, and blurring the meaning of once-simple words, like 'woman'.

It's almost like the end goal is destroying our ability to communicate meaningfully, to bring about the collapse of western civilization...

How many of these people were at least of school age when 9/11 happened? I feel like they were born after 9/11.

[–] Lipsy i/just/can't 0 points Edited

Right??

I'm like, which terrorist group has those values again? and where do I sign up?

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I bet you could write something with a title like 'The Trans Teen's Guide to Gargantuan Boobs', listing sources of fetish gear and how to make your own (and how to defend wearing it in the school/uni/workplace!) and not have it banned by Amazon.

It'd probably even start showing up in school libraries...

I am really interested in My Body is Me, as the parent of a child with a physical disability. Do you think it would be a good book for a child like him? He is 5, close to 6 now.

Check out the cover https://www.transgendertrend.com/product/my-body-is-me/. It's a very short rhyming book. I think you can get it for free online but I haven't searched. Have you searched the internet I found this https://www.teachingexpertise.com/classroom-ideas/childrens-books-about-disabilities/

Oh thanks! The What Happened To You? book seems like it would be helpful for the classroom maybe.

It started to hurt my son's feelings to be asked that all the time too. I taught my son to respond "what happened to your face?" which he loved and made him feel better, but it really upsets the other child it turns out. Not sure that was my best idea.... Maybe it can give me and him a better idea about how to handle it other than explaining ad nauseam or saying "how rude!"