Arts and Entertainment Probing Question: Are there limits to freedom of speech?
Today, the campaign has spread. The Utah Education Network has suspended the content to schools, and is inviting public comment.
For instance, the complainants claim: EBSCO is mostly a curated collection of mainstream magazines, journals, and newspaper articles. Nor is there a shred of evidence that students are using it the way these parents are to deliberately look for titillating content.
If middle or high school students are looking for sex on the internet, they do not start with library databases. While the package of periodicals may vary by intended audience, and does allow some further curation by librarians, we really are talking about the magazines you find in the grocery store or corner newsstand.
The people behind the complaints have a very clear agenda. The problem is a group of people who believe their prudery should be public policy. The tactics are very transparent. It might be a Cosmopolitan article about the female orgasm. It might be a small ad in the back of a magazine for sex toys.
It might be an article on birth control. It might be a link, in a research article about the effects of pornography, to external sites. It might be a description of a novel but not its content.
EBSCO, and libraries, sample the content of our culture.
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Sometimes, people talk about sex. The parents present these results as self-evident proof of a problem. The stunned media, accepting the claims at face value, amplify the message, in essence giving NCOSE the coverage it was seeking.
At first mostly via Facebook attacks, but now at school boards or public library board meetings, the parents demand the immediate suspension of these databases. The amazing thing is that their tactics seem to be working. It may be higher.
In short, this is a staggeringly successful censorship effort directed against the public sector. Just a handful of parents, armed with the utterly spurious research and outrageous accusations by a national faith-based pressure group, accomplishes something that does present a threat to our children: It deprives them of a current tool for research that guides them to curated materials from authoritative sources evaluated by educators and subject matter experts.
In many elementary, middle, and high schools, library budgets, never very robust, have been slashed to the bone. For those schools, shared databases like EBSCO or ProQuest, or Gale products, which have also been targeted represent pretty much the only bona fide tools for school research that remain.
The Pornography is Not Education folks, to protect children from internet sex, are leaving students with the only other option: Google and their smartphones. Students will be left, literally, to their own devices.
Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges, he has given countless keynotes, webinars, and workshops on intellectual freedom, advocacy, building community engagement, and other topics.These essayists embrace the mantra of 'freedom of choice' in its broadest sense, drawing intriguing—and often shocking—intellectual connections between the right to bear arms, the pro-choice movement, women's pornography, prostitutes' legal rights and capitalism.
In essence, exposure to pornography eventually desensitizes males to the sexual exploitation of women. Lastly, pornography works to solidify male superiority and female inferiority, since most pornography is targeted to the male population/5(5). What Does Free Speech Mean?
Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech.
The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First.
Should pornography be banned as a threat to women? Resources used to support "yes" According to Catherine A. MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, pornography can be defined as the graphic, sexually explicit subordination of women in pictures or in words.
By Jennifer Thompson. SYDNEY — An October 26 forum here, called by the recently formed National Women's Media Centre, heard from speakers representing a spectrum of opinion on whether banning or restricting pornography contributes to the struggle for women's liberation. Pornography: The New Feminist Threat.
Posted on December 5, is expected. Tisdale, on the other hand, argues for the necessity of pornography as a medium that can bring sexual freedom to men and women alike, and help defeat such stereotypical female roles of passivity and weakness.
“in pornography women exist to the end of male.