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There are routinely examples of books being banned by schools, governments, or any number of other institutions, but do you personally think this should be allowed?

If a book is 'unsuitable' do you think it's right that it should be banned, or should it be left to the discretion of the reader? :holmes:
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I thought this was going to be a troll post about banning all books, and I nearly wrote a very sarcastic reply

I suppose it's a tricky issue, especially because I'm not aware of any books being banned at my school, so I don't know what would be classed as 'unsuitable'. I think there are probably some books out there that some schoolchildren probably shouldn't be reading at that age, and books that should be on a case by case basis, but it's a slippery slope if a school can ban a book for whatever it deems 'unsuitable' for its audience.
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
There are routinely examples of books being banned by schools, governments, or any number of other institutions, but do you personally think this should be allowed?

If a book is 'unsuitable' do you think it's right that it should be banned, or should it be left to the discretion of the reader? :holmes:
when i was in school apparently one of hitlers books or scripts were banned which i thought was funny. did they expect us to turn in to a nazi once we've read it 😂😂 although i understand people can be brainwashed very easily around the world so yh depends on what the content of the book involves.
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Just make restricted sections and let the older (and hopefully more mature) students have access to these 'unsuitable' books.

Same sort of thing with public libraries, put a minimum age to access them in place, and give those who show an interest in it a heads up on the nature of the books.
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
There are routinely examples of books being banned by schools, governments, or any number of other institutions, but do you personally think this should be allowed?

If a book is 'unsuitable' do you think it's right that it should be banned, or should it be left to the discretion of the reader? :holmes:
A clear no. Never ever, if it is a different view to a dogma. Same applies to another view on society and social life.
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if a kid wants to read a book leave that to them and their parents. Doesent mean schools should have erotica in their libraries though
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Without perspective, regardless of how extreme or radical it may be perceived or made out to be, there would be no change. For this reason solely, I don't think any books should be banned. Banning a book is a ban against the author, their ideology and an explicit breach of free speech.
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if a kid wants to read a book leave that to them and their parents. Doesent mean schools should have erotica in their libraries though
Erotica in schools are a plausible reason to ban books. Thanks to you I know when it is okay to ban them.
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
There are routinely examples of books being banned by schools, governments, or any number of other institutions, but do you personally think this should be allowed?

If a book is 'unsuitable' do you think it's right that it should be banned, or should it be left to the discretion of the reader? :holmes:
The problem society has is that if any books are banned on the basis of being "offensive", then it's hypocritical not to also ban the holy books for the things they say about homosexuals, disbelievers, etc.
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Erotica in schools are a plausible reason to ban books. Thanks to you I know when it is okay to ban them.
Books which are pure erotica, yes. But books which contain erotic themes are perfectly valid reading material.

I don't see the sense in pretending that a 15-year-old kid doesn't know what sex is. It is better they learn from a kinky scene in 1984 more so than Fake Taxi.
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(Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
Books which are pure erotica, yes. But books which contain erotic themes are perfectly valid reading material. (...)
okay, to be a bit more precise, that is okay too. I see no reason to agree in this point of your view.
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