Censorship Sucks

SpaceGypsy1 September 29, 2011 No Comments »

I’m mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  That’s right.  And when I read this article about DC Comics “sexpot” Starfire I got riled up.  However, not the way you might think.

DC Comics has come under fire for their Comic Starfire which, though I love some DC Comics this certainly isn’t one of them.  And DC had this to say about all the complaints of the sexed up cutie.

We’ve heard what’s being said about Starfire today and we appreciate the dialogue on this topic. We encourage people to pay attention to the ratings when picking out any books to read themselves or for their children.

 

I say, “Right on, DC Comics!”  Lazy parents want all of us to follow their outdated, outmoded, outlandish morals.  They don’t have time to pay attention to what their children are reading, seeing, watching, game playing.  If parents spent more time with their children, buy appropriate books, games, comics and talk to their children maybe they wouldn’t need to censor others.

Starfire may not be my kind of comics but I am 100% behind DC Comics who posted…  “We encourage people to pay attention to the ratings when picking out any books to read themselves or for their children.”

I was not a strict parent, but I had an eye on things.  As a single mother I raised two daughters who were taught that women are not sexual play things.  I would not allow them to watch MTV (though I did).  I am sure they watched it at their friends, but the idea was to instill in them that I thought it was inappropriate for young children and especially for young girls.  I addressed the issue of the words and the actions that I believed demeaning to women.  Both are now grown women each with a daughter and I know, because they have told me, that they are grateful for giving them a strong foundation to be strong women.

I never, ever considered demanding MTV sensor their programming.  For heaven’s sake, I know how to tune the TV off!

And so, my only question in response to i09 and others is:  How’d that kid even know what a “sexpot” is?

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