Poll Results: How do you feel about book bannings?

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The poll has been over for a while now, but I haven’t had time to take it down and replace it with a new one yet (or present the results to all of you).  So, without further delay, here are the results are:

  • 81.25% said that book bannings are “pure evil.”
  • 18.75% said that book bannings are “rarely necessary.”
  • Nobody said that book bannings are “sometimes necessary” or “great.”
Am I surprised by the numbers?  Nope.  My blog is a literature-oriented one, so finding out that my readership mostly despises book bannings makes perfect sense.  I would have been more surprised if some of you had said book bannings are “great.”
But I do have a question:  why did some of you say that book bannings are “rarely necessary?”  What constitutes “rarely necessary?”  Is it because you are of the opinion that pornography (in the literal sense, not the literary sense) shouldn’t be in libraries, or do you think certain books (in the actual written sense) shouldn’t be in libraries?  Leave a comment if you’re one of the few who said “rarely necessary” on the poll, because I’d really like to know your opinion on the matter.
Anywho.  A new poll will be up later today.  Thanks for voting!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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