'Grand Theft Auto V' Banned by Target and Kmart in Australia for Violence Toward Women

                           Check out these lists of canon, banned, subversive, and graphic media;  what is going on with the censorship in terms of "popular" vs canon ? 

REQUIRED READINGS (inc. ppt.s)

1. for some reason, all of the "Banned Books 2014" links cannot be embedded in a new website.  A Communist plot? anyway, you must google them yourself, & visual examples are above & a partial list, below.   please also google: Christian Assemblies Internation: Protecting our Children.  WHY are these books being banned?

1)      The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”

2)      Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”

3)      And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “promotes the homosexual agenda”

4)      The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “contains controversial issues”

                                                   5)  Goosebumps series   

3.    Popular Literature vs Belle lettres

        4..  Caster-- Literary Theory      

5  Vietnamese satire/cultural norms (An Nguyen, 2014)

6.   Graphic Novels (Matsumoto-Maxfield)

7.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-30/australia-bans-220-video-games-in-four-months/6582100

DRAGONBALL BANNED:   Location of key challenge: All public school libraries in Wicomico County, Maryland;  • Reason challenged: Violence and nudity; The library review committee recommended that the books in the Dragon Ball series, which were recommended by the publisher for ages 13+, be removed from the entire public school library system, including at the high school.