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Custom-Redacted School Texts Make a Worrying Trend

November 24, 2015
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Custom-Redacted School Texts Make a Worrying Trend

In the past few months we’ve noticed an uptick in a different kind of censorship from what we usually see. Namely, a few schools across the country have assigned their students to read texts that were first edited by hand: words blacked out with marker and modified from what the author wrote. Unlike the more…

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Fun Home Continues Winning Streak With Five Tony Awards

June 9, 2015
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Fun Home Continues Winning Streak With Five Tony Awards

The Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home won five Tony Awards including Best Musical on Sunday night, continuing a string of successes that contradict the opposition the book has met in some quarters such as the South Carolina legislature. Last year, some South Carolina lawmakers proposed punitive budget cuts against the…

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Who’s Afraid of Fun Home?

March 21, 2014
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Who’s Afraid of Fun Home?

In light of the unprecedented and vindictive budget cut currently making its way through the South Carolina legislature as punishment for the College of Charleston encouraging (but not requiring) students to read Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, we thought we’d share a quick refresher on the other challenges the award-winning graphic novel has faced over the…

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Censorship 2013: Missouri Man Goes to Prison for Comics

December 31, 2013
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Censorship 2013: Missouri Man Goes to Prison for Comics

Comics are still in the cross hairs in battle against censorship. This is most evident in the case of Christjan Bee, a Missouri man who will spend three years in federal prison because of the comics he possessed. Bee was prosecuted under the PROTECT Act (Section 1466A of the United State Code) and after accepting a…

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