Dead Wild Roses: Petition: Protect Feminist Books at Vancouver Women’s Library

A book-banning campaign by Gays Against Gentrification (GAG) is demanding the Vancouver Woman’s Library (VWL) remove and ban over twenty feminist books from their collection. These works — written by renowned women authors who have a long history of engaging in critical analysis against the oppression of women as class — focus on female exploitation, ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Let’s Not Ban Books, Kamloops

Ban me? Burn me? Fear me? OK, Kamloops, take a cool soothing breath while I take a short break today to not talk about the rebooting of the Occupy Movement in 8 days. I know most of you in The Loops are doing just fine and that most of you are OK with literature, including ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWE Sunday Disservice – Malala Yousafzai’s Book Banned

Pakistan announced that Malala Yousafzai’s book “I Am Malala” was banned from private schools.  From the CBC: Officials say they have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai’s book from private schools across Pakistan, calling her a tool of the West.   It isn’t about religion, holiness, or allah, god (etc.).  It’s not about defending the ...