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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Click Here For Some Rights That Should Be Put In Writing

Some Rights That Should Be Put In Writing: "Another popular 'right' is the 'right not to be offended.' Recently a schoolgirl objected to reading 'Grendel' by John Gardner -- it's the Beowulf saga retold from the vantage of the monster. Her class was studying Beowulf, one of the oldest works in the English language, and Gardner's Grendel was supplementary reading.
She found the monster's sex and violence offensive. Since sex and violence have been a staple of all literature since Homer and the Old Testament, the 'right not to be offended' is essentially the 'right to be illiterate.'"


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