Sunday, September 26, 2010

Speak Up!

I have seen on a few blogs that the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson has come under fire by a person(s) that feel the book is pornographic.
It is NOT pornographic! The book is about a high school student who was raped! As a female who personally knows a rape victim I was sickened to see the book compared to pornography. Rape is NEVER pornographic, it is NEVER okay and it is NEVER the victims fault!
By trying to ban this book, it is trying to keep the silent victims of rape, molestation,  attempeted rape and sexual harresmet. This has got to stop! By not saying anything it is telling the victims that no one cares about thier pain. But by speaking up it is telling the victims that someone cares and that people are trying to get the word out about this book and trying to stop sexual violance.
If you feel the same way, PLEASE speak up!

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