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“immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book.”
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- Elizabeth Broderick says it could help stop violence towards women later in life
- Gender champion wants children at preschool to read about men as nurturers
- Supports literature which shows children ‘that boys and girls can do anything’
- Critics have slammed Ms Broderick’s call as ‘political correctness gone mad’
Children should be read gender-equal books instead of fairy tales of knights and princesses.
That’s the view of former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, who believes exposing children to gender-neutrality at preschool could help solve issues of pay disparity and violence towards women later in life.
‘A lot of what our children see and are taught is subconscious gender stereotyping and what we have to do is really shift that, and we won’t shift that until the social norms change,’ she told The Sunday Telegraph.
H/t reader kevin a:
“Legendary rocket scientist’s 1949 science fiction novel features a Martian leader named… Elon!
In 1952, Wernher von Braun (the Germany rocket scientist) wrote a book about the colonization of Mars. It included a chapter on Mars’ government”
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A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular children’s book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt.
Older versions of the Pippi Langstrumpf [Pippi Longstocking] book entitled ‘Pippi in the South Seas,’ have been discarded by libraries in the Botkyrka municipality.
The Botkyrka council has denied claims by Swedish investigative journalist Janne Josefsson that libraries are specifically targeting Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Langstrumpf books, explaining that getting rid of books is a necessary process ‘in order for the space in the shelves to be sufficient.’
The federal government will soon begin searching through travelers’ books at the airport as airlines test out fingerprint scans.
Next time you choose to take a flight in the United States, you will not only be given the option of a free walk through the full body scanner or a complimentary rub down courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration. Your next flight might include a search of your laptop, books, and possibly a fingerprint scan. Since the launch of the Trump administration travelers have been subject to increasingly invasive measures in the form of laptop searches and discrimination against those traveling from majority Muslim countries.
Now the TSA is testing out new measures that require passengers to remove books and paper goods from their carry-on luggage. According to new reports from The Wall Street Journal and Sacramento Bee, the TSA had already begun to roll out these new invasive policies.