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12:37 am, Feb 2 2022
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A conservative politician in Texas is trying to ban 850 books from schools and libraries in his state, and among the targets are LGBT manga. So far I've identified these two from the letter he sent last November:

"Wandering Son" (Hourou Musuko) by Takako Shimura.
https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=4802

"The Bride Was a Boy" (Hanayome wa Motodanshi) by Chii.
https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=114958

(And some OEL graphic novels.)

The full list of book bans is below:
https://static.texastribune.org/media/files/94fee7ff93eff9609f141433e41f8ae1/krausebooklist.pdf

This blog gives more context:
https://bookriot.com/texas-book-ban-list/

He would be able to get away with this because Texas already signed a purposefully vague anti-CRT bill. Conservatives are now using "the Woke Scare" as a pretense to ban manga with LGBT characters so that gay and trans kids won't have any representation when they're growing up, (except if they stumble onto it on the internet.) It is a strategy of delaying a looming cultural change. I've read both manga series (they're just okay), but the new backlash to LGBT manga that is forming is disturbing and more bans will happen.

Last edited by sensualaoi at 12:47 am, Feb 2 2022

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Tennessee is currently busy whitewashing the Holocaust. You can´t make this up. I wonder what they think teen-friendly libraries should look like. Wall-to-wall Disney adaptations with biographies on Roland Reagan and the like front and center as the history section? I wonder how they would feel if they actually read the bible from cover to cover.

Did you know that Maus glorifies German war crimes and that the author is a self-hating Jew? Its... Nazi "indoctrination"? Wow wow wow.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/31/holocaust-novel-maus-bestseller-after-tennessee-school-ban

Another goodie. Get down Mrs. Obama. Literally:
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/02/parent-tries-ban-michelle-obama-book-texas-school-district-promoting-reverse-racism/

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7:08 am, Feb 2 2022
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Yeah, this shit about crt and book banning is just stupid... Republicans are just trying to scare people in order to stay in power

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9:31 am, Feb 2 2022
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Wow, this is a wild list. Dude is even against basic sex education (I notice that he wants to ban a book about whether abstinence programs are effective - no surprise there). Very interesting article analyzing the list.

Anyway, I was already grateful that I don’t live in Texas but it seems like Texas has the ability to always make me feel yet more grateful.

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1:21 pm, Feb 2 2022
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true very true

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2:41 pm, Feb 7 2022
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OMG, of course it had to be Texas.
I feel so sorry for that wonderful state, the rules are changing for the worse in the past decade and this is just getting more and more horrible with time, first they give rights of guns inside college campuses and now they prohibit content in order to repress a minority... ugh...

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10:10 pm, May 6 2022
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My hope for the future grows dimmer every time I hear about this stuff.
This is what leads to civil unrest.

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9:20 am, Jul 19 2022
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Very wise move, school is not a place to read such filth.

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