Saturday, February 24, 2018 |
Department: Parting Shot —
Topic: College —
A Twisted New View of Censorship on Campus
by Laurie Higgins
I read with amusement a recent Chicago Tribune article about writer Salman Rushdie's appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival, at which he "railed against censorship." When asked about censorship, Rushdie waxed irritated about some Duke University students who chose not to read the book selected by the university for all incoming freshmen: Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. They refused to read it because of its graphic depictions of sex acts, the viewing of . . .
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