2 campaigns from 2013 to protect the children and an update on banned books in USA.
Moms Demand Action
One of these two children holds in his hands something that has been banned in the United States to protect them. Guess which one.
Campaign of the American association Moms Demand Action in 2013.
While weapons are everywhere in the country, they remind us that Kinder chocolates are (were?) prohibited in case you choke on the small toy found inside the egg.
And that “Little Red Riding Hood” is (was?) banned at school because the little girl has a bottle of wine in her basket…
This is “MuriKKKa.”
Update 2022: the anti-“woke” right-wing extremists are now banning many more books from libraries across the country. See here: Book censorship in the United States and Banned in the USA: The Growing Movement to Censor Books in Schools.
Extract from PEN’s report: Among the 1,648 unique banned book titles in the Index (2021-2022) :
- 674 banned book titles (41 percent) explicitly address LGBTQ+ themes or have protagonists or prominent secondary characters who are LGBTQ+ (this includes a specific subset of titles for transgender characters or stories—145 titles, or 9 percent);
- 659 banned book titles (40 percent) contain protagonists or prominent secondary characters of color;
- 338 banned book titles (21 percent) directly address issues of race and racism;
- 357 banned book titles (22 percent) contain sexual content of varying kinds, including novels with some level of description of sexual experiences of teenagers, stories about teen pregnancy, sexual assault and abortion as well as informational books about puberty, sex, or relationships;
- 161 banned book titles (10 percent) have themes related to rights and activism;
- 141 banned book titles (9 percent) are either biography, autobiography, or memoir; and
- 64 banned book titles (4 percent) include characters and stories that reflect religious minorities, such as Jewish, Muslim and other faith traditions.
Los Intocables (The Untouchables)
The Right to Childhood Should be Protected
1 – Priests & paedophilia
2 – Sexual tourism in Asia (Thailand…)
3 – War in Syria
4 – Organ trade / traffic (Brazil, South America…)
5 – USA / NRA
6 – Obesity
There’s a 7th photo not shown here relating to Fukushima & Japan.
Work by Cuban born Artist and Creative Director Erik Ravelo, who worked @ Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Center.
See also: Amnesty Intl campaign in Belgium against torture.