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Unread 05-04-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Just ran across this article regarding Fifty Shades. The Brevard County Public Library system in east central Florida has pulled copies of the books from its shelves after officials decided they were not suitable for public circulation. At some U.S. libraries there are 1,000 holds on this book. I guess this guy believes the women in Brevard aren't mature enough to make up their own minds.
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“We view this as pornographic material,” Don Walker, a spokesman for the Brevard County government, said in an interview on Friday. “I have not read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ but I’ve read reviews of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ From what I understand, it’s a lot about male dominance and female submissiveness.”
Other books of an erotic nature, including “The Complete Kama Sutra,” “Tropic of Cancer,” “Lolita” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” were available at branches of the Brevard County library, but Mr. Walker said that was because they had already “become part of the societal mainstream.”
Florida Library Removes 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Erotic Trilogy, From Shelves - NYTimes.com
You'd think, if some places had 1000 holds, that these are a part of the societal mainstream.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Just ran across this article regarding Fifty Shades. The Brevard County Public Library system in east central Florida has pulled copies of the books from its shelves after officials decided they were not suitable for public circulation. At some U.S. libraries there are 1,000 holds on this book. I guess this guy believes the women in Brevard aren't mature enough to make up their own minds.
On edit: I just checked my library. They ordered 53 copies and have 605 holds on the book.
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“We view this as pornographic material,” Don Walker, a spokesman for the Brevard County government, said in an interview on Friday. “I have not read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ but I’ve read reviews of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ From what I understand, it’s a lot about male dominance and female submissiveness.”
Other books of an erotic nature, including “The Complete Kama Sutra,” “Tropic of Cancer,” “Lolita” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” were available at branches of the Brevard County library, but Mr. Walker said that was because they had already “become part of the societal mainstream.”
Florida Library Removes 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Erotic Trilogy, From Shelves - NYTimes.com
I think some libraries in small communities self-censor according to their demographic (not that I have a clue whether you're referring to a small community or not) but although I've not read Fifty Shades of Grey (the repeated references to bad writing just give me the feeling that it wouldn't be for me), Delta of Venus by Anais Nin sounds very, very similar. And it should be "part of the societal mainstream."

There is bondage and whatever they call it. I read it because it is a classic; her intent was to explore all forms of sexuality and for years the true name of the author wasn't known. However, sex for sex's sake isn't really my cup of tea and I was bothered by some of the stories suggesting incest. The book was written in the 1940s.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Great..." I have not personally read the book, I read the reviews, therefore, I have decided to ban the book"...love that theory. While, I found the book disturbing...that does not mean I don't feel like it should be banned from anyone reading it...not into censorship.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That book.was terrible. Terrible characters, terrible plot (if you can even call it that), every terrible cliche, terrible dialogue...I mean, it was like an illiterate 14 year old wrote it.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Omg. 50 shades of Suck is AWESOME.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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LOL @ Brevard County. The demographic is highly slanted with an older population, given the number of retirees who live in that county, my parents among them. 50 shades could induce the vapors or maybe an increase in heart attacks. Then again, I could see the Viagra rate skyrocketing for the older males.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Originally Posted by tigerlily View Post
Just ran across this article regarding Fifty Shades. The Brevard County Public Library system in east central Florida has pulled copies of the books from its shelves after officials decided they were not suitable for public circulation. At some U.S. libraries there are 1,000 holds on this book. I guess this guy believes the women in Brevard aren't mature enough to make up their own minds.
On edit: I just checked my library. They ordered 53 copies and have 605 holds on the book.
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“We view this as pornographic material,” Don Walker, a spokesman for the Brevard County government, said in an interview on Friday. “I have not read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ but I’ve read reviews of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ From what I understand, it’s a lot about male dominance and female submissiveness.”
Other books of an erotic nature, including “The Complete Kama Sutra,” “Tropic of Cancer,” “Lolita” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” were available at branches of the Brevard County library, but Mr. Walker said that was because they had already “become part of the societal mainstream.”
Florida Library Removes 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Erotic Trilogy, From Shelves - NYTimes.com
I consider this Censorship--something I am firmly against!
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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Here's the discussion on the series:

Fifty Shades of Grey
I was just going to say this
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: The Front Porch
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I won't read the book or see the movie, sounds like a bunch of trash I personally could care less about. Veiled porn and I have enough of my own experiences in life and love I do not have the need to read about someone else's.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Houston Area, TX
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Saturday Night Live's parody of Fifty Shades in a mock Mother's day commercial:

WATCH: "Fifty Shades of Grey" Parody Ad on 'SNL' (VIDEO) | "Saturday Night Live" | Gossip Cop
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