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Off with their Udders!!!

We've changed about a hundred books to meet California's strict standards for social acceptability, prudery, and recommended daily doses of handicapped people and nonwhites, and made some things look a little less 1982. It's kind of interesting. I'm making a list of the changes.

Some of my favorite coments:
"Page 16: could disable someone."
"Page seven and throughout, remove udders"
"Page 6, could disable mother or boy"
"page 12 move man's hand from dog's bottom"
"Page 14 blouse dated"
"If not redo, fix lips in PhotoShop"


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May. 17th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
You can't just go around disabling imaginary people. It's just not very nice. What's wrong with you? ;)
May. 17th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
"Blouse dated?" OH NO, FASHION POLICE! :p
May. 18th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
Intriguing. I didn't know California practiced revisionist literacy.
May. 18th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
California doesn't so much practice revisionist literacy, though that's a good term--it has the STRICTEST standards for acceptability in children's literature, so a lot of companies design to CA standards so that it'll be accepted ANYWHERE.

Though there were some extremely sexy dancers that got cut out of a book on costumes because they showed too much skin. It was *nice* skin. Couldn't we leave that one in as a bone for the teacher? So to speak?
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