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Sunday, April 12, 2009

OMG: Amazon Rumor



It is being reported that Amazon, the book seller, has begun to reclassify books by gay authors (James Baldwin) with gay characters as, wait for it....... PORN.  John Aravosis at AMERICAblog has this posting.  If true --- this takes censorship to an all time low.  The implications are astounding.

E.M. Forster is now a porn broker according to the LA Times:

Our research shows that these books have lost their ranking: "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs; "Rubyfruit Jungle" by Rita Mae Brown, "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" by Alison Bechdel, "The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1" by Michel Foucault, "Bastard Out of Carolina" by Dorothy Allison (2005 Plume edition), "Little Birds: Erotica" by Anais Nin, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Jean-Dominque Bauby (1997 Knopf edition), "Maurice" by E.M. Forster (2005 W.W. Norton edition) and "Becoming a Man" by Paul Monette, which won the 1992 National Book Award.

WTF?

This really is a serious problem if proven to be true.
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